MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays reliever Ryan Borucki has been suspended for three games by Fundamental League Baseball for intentionally hitting Tampa Bay’s Kevin Kiermaier with a pitch in the latest salvo in a spat between the two AL East competitors.
MLB presented the punishment, which contains an undisclosed shiny, on Thursday before the Blue Jays began a four-game series at Minnesota. Supervisor Charlie Montoyo was additionally suspended for one game and handed an undisclosed shiny. He served his punishment abruptly.
Borucki appealed the decision by MLB senior vice president Mike Hill, delaying the discipline unless completion of the scheme before MLB particular adviser John McHale Jr.
Borucki was ejected from the sport after plunking Kiermaier in the help in the eighth inning on Wednesday. That came two days after Kiermaier scooped up a Toronto scouting represent that had fallen off catcher Alejandro Kirk’s wristband in the course of a play on the plate and refused at hand it help.
“I needed to head down and away, as I was coming forward I felt the ball hurry out of my hand and I omitted up and in, and I by accident hit him,” Borucki stated. “They’ll judge favor they need over there in their locker room, nonetheless it’s what it’s.”
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