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A.J. Burnett’s Six Game Suspension Should Be Annulled

Published by on June 4, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Major League Baseball suspended A.J. Burnett for six games two days after he threw a fastball that rose up and in on Texas' Nelson Cruz. The pitch did not hit Cruz, but the right-handed batter needed to drop to the ground to avoid being plunked in the head.

Texas tosser Vicente Padilla had already hit Mark Teixeira. Twice. On two consecutive pitches. Both instances appeared to be intentional and Tex was furious after Padilla hit him the second time.

Regardless, Padilla will make his next scheduled start and will only need to pay a fine as a consequence.

Burnett was fined and suspended.


Absolutely not, and that is why Burnett has chosen to appeal.

It doesn't make s...

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