Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado was suspended five games and fined an undisclosed amount for flinging his bat while at the plate against the Oakland A’s.
But does the punishment fit the crime?
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Brandon Workman was suspended for six games for throwing a pitch in the direction of Tampa Bay Rays slugger Evan Longoria’s head. Both Machado and Workman have appealed their suspensions, but it’s making people wonder how the MLB decides how to discipline their players.
Check out WEEI’s Rob Bradford’s take on the matter in the video above.