Red Sox’s starting pitcher Brandon Workman has been suspended six games and fined an undisclosed amount for intentionally throwing near Rays’ Evan Longoria’s head last Friday night, Major League Baseball announced on Tuesday.
The benches-clearing incident occurred in the sixth inning of Friday night’s game between the Red Sox and the Rays, after a warning was issued following David Price’s hit-by-pitch to David Ortiz in the fourth inning of the same game. Price, who the next day almost literally admitted to hitting Ortiz intentionally, didn’t get ejected from the game, albeit Ortiz was the second player he hit that night.
Workman can appeal the suspension, thus giving him the chance to make his scheduled start for the Red Sox tomorrow. Otherwise the suspension is effective immediately.
The 25-year old pitcher has appeared in 5 games for the Red Sox this season, including two starts, compiling a 3.24 ERA in 16.2 innings pitched.
And just in case you were wondering, here’s why Workman got suspended…