Major League Baseball is expediting Carlos Quentin’s appeal of his eight-game suspension and could rule on the matter today, according a report on the U-T San Diego website.
Writes Padres beat writer Bill Center:
If the appeal process isn’t completed there is also a strong chance that the left fielder will drop the appeal and begin his suspension Monday.
“Major League Baseball is very aware of the situation,” a source in the league office said Saturday. “I think everyone would like to see a little time between the incident and Quentin’s next appearance at Dodger Stadium.”
The Padres visit the Dodgers for three games beginning tomorrow.
Update (11:30 a.m.)
Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke broke his left collarbone in a benches-clearing brawl when Quentin charged the mound and tackled Greinke to the ground Thursday night at Petco Park. Greinke is expected to miss the next two months after undergoing successful surgery Saturday. Jerry Hairston Jr. was also suspended one game and fined for his role in the brawl, and has appealed the ruling with MLB.
Carlos Quentin has been suspended eight games, and Jerry Hairston Jr. one, for their roles in Thursday’s benches-clearing brawl in San Diego.
Both players have appealed their suspensions and will continue to play until the league issues its decision on the appeal. That means that Hairston and Quentin could be in the lineup Monday, when the Dodgers host the Padres at Dodger Stadium.
Quentin and Hairston were both fined an undisclosed amount.
Matt Kemp and Zack Greinke avoided supplemental discipline for their roles in the melee. Both were ejected, along with Hairston and Quentin, who began the brawl by charging Greinke after being hit by a pitch in the sixth inning. (Video here).
Thursday’s brawl in San Diego will cost Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke eight weeks on the disabled list because of a broken left clavicle.
Greinke was examined by team Dr. Neal ElAttrache today in Los Angeles and underwent a CT scan on his left clavicle. It was determined that he should undergo surgery to place a rod in the clavicle to stabilize and align the fracture. The surgery will be performed tomorrow by ElAttrache and team Dr. John Itamura at White Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles.
Greinke suffered the injury Thursday night in San Diego when the Padres’ Carlos Quentin charged Greinke after being hit by a pitch in the sixth inning.
Quentin hasn’t been suspended by Major League Baseball for now and is in the Padres’ lineup tonight against the Colorado Rockies in San Diego.
When the Dodgers retained a surplus of starting pitchers in anticipation that their top five would not make every start this season, they could not have imagined a scenario like the one that unfolded Thursday night.
Zack Greinke left his start against the San Diego Padres after fracturing his left clavicle in the midst of a benches-clearing brawl that started when the Padres’ Carlos Quentin charged the mound after being hit by a Greinke pitch in the sixth inning.
Here’s the video of the brawl from tonight’s broadcast: