Trending Red Sox News: Brandon Workman appeals six-game suspension

In today's Red Sox news update, Boston Red Sox pitcher Brandon Workman formally appealed a six-game suspension levied on him by Major League Baseball after throwing a pitch near the head of Tampa Bay Rays star Evan Longoria last week.

Per the AP report, Workman will be allowed to continue to pitch until his case is heard - including starting for the Sox against the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night.

Workman's suspension also came with a fine, and was announced by MLB Senior Vice President Joe Garagiola Jr.

The high pitch occured on Friday night, after the Rays and Red Sox had been warned to refrain from further incriminatory actions, when both David Ortiz (in the first) and Mike Carp (in the fourth) were plunked by Rays starter David Price.

"That was ascertained in the video. Thus, I think that's appropriate," Rays manager Joe Maddon said about the suspension matching the intent and timing of the pitch before Tuesday night's game at Miami.


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