Josh Donaldson appeals 1-game suspension

June 11th, 2019

ATLANTA -- Josh Donaldson appealed the one-game suspension Major League Baseball levied in response to the actions the Braves third baseman exhibited during the benches-clearing incident that occurred in Monday’s first inning. After his jersey was grazed by a pitch, Donaldson shoved Pirates catcher Elias Diaz as he attempted to get to pitcher Joe Musgrove.

Musgrove was not disciplined, but he essentially lost a start when he and Donaldson were both ejected at the conclusion of the first-inning incident.