June 22, 2018 / 10:15 AM / 5 months ago

MLB notebook: Straily banned five games for plunking Posey

Miami Marlins right-hander Dan Straily was suspended five games and fined an undisclosed amount for his actions in Tuesday’s game against the San Francisco Giants, Major League Baseball announced Thursday.

Jun 19, 2018; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) speaks with Miami Marlins starting pitcher Dan Straily (58) between plays during the second inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Warnings had already been issued to both teams before Straily plunked San Francisco catcher Buster Posey with a pitch in the second inning. Straily and Marlins manager Don Mattingly were immediately ejected.

Mattingly was suspended for one game and fined an undisclosed amount, MLB announced.

Straily’s suspension will begin Friday against the Colorado Rockies unless he appeals, which he will, according the Miami Herald’s Clark Spencer.

—The Baltimore Orioles activated outfielder Colby Rasmus from the 60-day disabled list, and he homered in the first at-bat of his return against Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer.

Baltimore also optioned outfielder Joey Rickard to Triple-A Norfolk and transferred left-hander Richard Bleier to the 60-day DL. Bleier underwent season-ending lat surgery on Tuesday.

Rasmus spent the past 2 1/2 months on the DL with a left hip flexor strain. He batted .095 (2-for-21) with 13 strikeouts in eight games prior to the injury. The 31-year-old batted .275 with two homers and 10 RBIs in 15 rehab games split between high Class-A Frederick and Double-A Bowie.

—Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Shelby Miller is slotted to make his return to the rotation on Monday after missing over a year rehabilitating from Tommy John surgery.

Miller, 27, rejoined his D-backs teammates before Arizona’s game against the Pirates, although he is not planned to be officially activated from the 60-day disabled list until after the team’s weekend series at Pittsburgh. After four starts in a rehab stint at high Class-A Visalia and Double-A Jackson, Miller is slated to face the Miami Marlins in his season debut and first major league start since April 23, 2017.

The six-year veteran went 2-2 with a 4.09 ERA in four starts last season before sustaining a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow. Miller underwent season-ending surgery on May 10.

—Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout will be limited to designated hitter duty for at least a few days after spraining his right index finger, the team announced.

Trout is able to swing the bat and was in the starting lineup Thursday after being examined by team trainers. The contest will be his 1,000th as a major-leaguer. Trout leads the majors with 23 homers and is batting .335 with 48 RBIs.

Angels left-hander Tyler Skaggs is dealing with right hamstring tightness, and he was scratched from his scheduled Thursday start against the Toronto Blue Jays. It wasn’t yet clear if Skaggs would be able to make his next start or if he would be placed on the 10-day disabled list. The southpaw will be evaluated Friday.

—The San Francisco Giants reinstated shortstop Brandon Crawford from the paternity list.

To make room for Crawford, infielder Kelby Tomlinson was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento following Wednesday’s game.

Crawford, who is in his eighth season with the Giants, is a career .256 hitter but is batting a team-best .315 this season. He announced Monday night that his wife, Jalynne, gave birth to the couple’s fourth child, a boy named Bryson.

—The St. Louis Cardinals placed right-hander Michael Wacha on the 10-day disabled list due to a left oblique strain.

The DL stint for Wacha was expected after he left his Wednesday start against the Philadelphia Phillies as a result of the injury. Wacha winced after throwing ball four to Philadelphia’s Rhys Hoskins with two outs in the fourth inning. He was set to undergo an MRI on Thursday in Milwaukee, where the Cardinals began a four-game set against the Brewers. On the season, Wacha is 8-2 with a 3.20 ERA in 15 starts.

Right-hander John Gant was recalled from Triple-A Memphis in a corresponding move. Gant returns to the Cardinals for his third stint this season. The 25-year-old is 1-2 with a 4.74 ERA in seven games (three starts).

—The San Diego Padres was expected to activate right fielder Wil Myers on Thursday night after a nearly two-month stint on the 10-day disabled list. The team was to option outfielder Franmil Reyes to Triple-A El Paso in a corresponding move.

Myers had been out since April 29 with a strained left oblique. That was his second trip to the disabled list this season; Myers previously missed time because of nerve irritation in his right arm and back soreness.

Myers, 27, has hit .300 with one home run and three RBIs in 10 games this season. He was an All-Star in 2016, when he hit .259 with 28 home runs and 94 RBIs for San Diego. He followed that up with his first 30-homer campaign in 2017.

—The New York Yankees placed right-hander A.J. Cole on the 10-day disabled list due to a left neck strain.

The move, retroactive to Wednesday, created a roster spot for reliever Luis Cessa, who was returned from his rehab assignment and reinstated from the DL. Cessa had been out due to a left oblique strain.

Acquired from the Nationals in April, Cole has been lights out in the Yankees’ bullpen, posting an 0.69 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 13 innings over seven appearances.

—Major League Baseball announced the Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers will play a regular-season game in Omaha, Neb., the week the 2019 College World Series begins.

The contest is scheduled for June 13, 2019, as reported earlier this week. The game reportedly will be the third of a three-game series between the teams. Games 1 and 2 will be played in Kansas City.

The event will mark the first major league game ever played in Nebraska and will take place at TD Ameritrade Park, host site of the CWS. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN.

—Field Level MediaMiami Marlins right-hander Dan Straily was suspended five games and fined an undisclosed amount for his actions in Tuesday’s game against the San Francisco Giants, Major League Baseball announced Thursday.

Warnings had already been issued to both teams before Straily plunked San Francisco catcher Buster Posey with a pitch in the second inning. Straily and Marlins manager Don Mattingly were immediately ejected.

Mattingly was suspended for one game and fined an undisclosed amount, MLB announced.

Straily’s suspension will begin Friday against the Colorado Rockies unless he appeals, which he will, according the Miami Herald’s Clark Spencer.

—The Baltimore Orioles activated outfielder Colby Rasmus from the 60-day disabled list, and he homered in the first at-bat of his return against Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer.

Baltimore also optioned outfielder Joey Rickard to Triple-A Norfolk and transferred left-hander Richard Bleier to the 60-day DL. Bleier underwent season-ending lat surgery on Tuesday.

Rasmus spent the past 2 1/2 months on the DL with a left hip flexor strain. He batted .095 (2-for-21) with 13 strikeouts in eight games prior to the injury. The 31-year-old batted .275 with two homers and 10 RBIs in 15 rehab games split between high Class-A Frederick and Double-A Bowie.

—Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Shelby Miller is slotted to make his return to the rotation on Monday after missing over a year rehabilitating from Tommy John surgery.

Miller, 27, rejoined his D-backs teammates before Arizona’s game against the Pirates, although he is not planned to be officially activated from the 60-day disabled list until after the team’s weekend series at Pittsburgh. After four starts in a rehab stint at high Class-A Visalia and Double-A Jackson, Miller is slated to face the Miami Marlins in his season debut and first major league start since April 23, 2017.

The six-year veteran went 2-2 with a 4.09 ERA in four starts last season before sustaining a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow. Miller underwent season-ending surgery on May 10.

—Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout will be limited to designated hitter duty for at least a few days after spraining his right index finger, the team announced.

Trout is able to swing the bat and was in the starting lineup Thursday after being examined by team trainers. The contest will be his 1,000th as a major-leaguer. Trout leads the majors with 23 homers and is batting .335 with 48 RBIs.

Angels left-hander Tyler Skaggs is dealing with right hamstring tightness, and he was scratched from his scheduled Thursday start against the Toronto Blue Jays. It wasn’t yet clear if Skaggs would be able to make his next start or if he would be placed on the 10-day disabled list. The southpaw will be evaluated Friday.

—The San Francisco Giants reinstated shortstop Brandon Crawford from the paternity list.

To make room for Crawford, infielder Kelby Tomlinson was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento following Wednesday’s game.

Crawford, who is in his eighth season with the Giants, is a career .256 hitter but is batting a team-best .315 this season. He announced Monday night that his wife, Jalynne, gave birth to the couple’s fourth child, a boy named Bryson.

—The St. Louis Cardinals placed right-hander Michael Wacha on the 10-day disabled list due to a left oblique strain.

The DL stint for Wacha was expected after he left his Wednesday start against the Philadelphia Phillies as a result of the injury. Wacha winced after throwing ball four to Philadelphia’s Rhys Hoskins with two outs in the fourth inning. He was set to undergo an MRI on Thursday in Milwaukee, where the Cardinals began a four-game set against the Brewers. On the season, Wacha is 8-2 with a 3.20 ERA in 15 starts.

Right-hander John Gant was recalled from Triple-A Memphis in a corresponding move. Gant returns to the Cardinals for his third stint this season. The 25-year-old is 1-2 with a 4.74 ERA in seven games (three starts).

—The San Diego Padres was expected to activate right fielder Wil Myers on Thursday night after a nearly two-month stint on the 10-day disabled list. The team was to option outfielder Franmil Reyes to Triple-A El Paso in a corresponding move.

Myers had been out since April 29 with a strained left oblique. That was his second trip to the disabled list this season; Myers previously missed time because of nerve irritation in his right arm and back soreness.

Myers, 27, has hit .300 with one home run and three RBIs in 10 games this season. He was an All-Star in 2016, when he hit .259 with 28 home runs and 94 RBIs for San Diego. He followed that up with his first 30-homer campaign in 2017.

—The New York Yankees placed right-hander A.J. Cole on the 10-day disabled list due to a left neck strain.

The move, retroactive to Wednesday, created a roster spot for reliever Luis Cessa, who was returned from his rehab assignment and reinstated from the DL. Cessa had been out due to a left oblique strain.

Acquired from the Nationals in April, Cole has been lights out in the Yankees’ bullpen, posting an 0.69 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 13 innings over seven appearances.

—Major League Baseball announced the Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers will play a regular-season game in Omaha, Neb., the week the 2019 College World Series begins.

The contest is scheduled for June 13, 2019, as reported earlier this week. The game reportedly will be the third of a three-game series between the teams. Games 1 and 2 will be played in Kansas City.

The event will mark the first major league game ever played in Nebraska and will take place at TD Ameritrade Park, host site of the CWS. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN.

—Field Level Media

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