Arenado, Perdomo each suspended 5 games

Arenado, Perdomo each suspended 5 games

Major League Baseball has (finally) finished handing down discipline from its wild day of brawls Wednesday.

During the third inning of the final game of a heated NL West series, Rockies star third baseman Nolan Arenado and Padres starting pitcher Luis Perdomo were ejected.

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Arenado and Parra have appealed their suspensions. Ellis and Freddy Galvis and Rox righty German Marquez.

Both Arenado and Parra were in the lineup for Colorado against the Washington Nationals on Friday night. If things stand, the Rockies take the short end of this, as they'd be losing an MVP candidate in Arenado for five games.




AJ Cassavell of MLB.com points out that the Rockies can stagger the suspensions for Arenado and Parra so they won't need to replace both players at once. In fact, two others are receiving suspensions for their roles as well.

Rockies manager Bud Black said the suspensions were about what he expected. He played in one spring training game before having surgery February 28.

"We will see how long this is going to be, but I'm going to find a way to figure it out", he said. "That's kind of why I went out there", Arenado told reporters. It's five days, it's a pretty long time time. He was placed on the disabled list with bruised ribs.

"He's looks better, he's gaining on it, for sure", Black said. The big play was Tony Wolters' bases-loaded, two-run single that center fielder Franchy Cordero misplayed to allow another run to score.

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