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Announced on Monday, third baseman of the Baltimore Orioles, Manny Machado, has lost his appeal and will now serve his five-game suspension for intentionally throwing his bat on the field on June 8th against the Oakland Athletics. Announced on Monday, third baseman of the Baltimore Orioles, Manny Machado, has lost his appeal and will now serve his five-game suspension for intentionally throwing his bat on the field on June 8th against the Oakland Athletics.
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Announced on Monday, third baseman of the Baltimore Orioles, Manny Machado, has lost his appeal and will now serve his five-game suspension for intentionally throwing his bat on the field on June 8th against the Oakland Athletics.

Machado threw his bat in the direction of third base line where Oakland reliever Fernando Abad threw multiple high-and-tight pitches. After the bat went flying, both benches emptied and Machado and Abad were both ejected. Abad was fined but not suspended.

Two days previous to this incident, Machado yelled at Oakland's Josh Donaldson after the third baseman tagged him on the chest and knocked him over.

Machado was given the suspension and fined on June 10, where he immediately appealed it and has been playing for the Orioles since. 

The suspension will start on Monday night, which means he will miss the games against both the Boston Red Sox and the Texas Rangers. This forces the Orioles to play with a 24-man roster. 

Machado is hitting a .239 with seven homers and 17 RBIs this season.
He was an All-Star last season, when he batted .283 with 14 home runs and a league-leading 51 doubles.

 

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