Pitcher Burke Badenhop of the Florida Marlins has received a three-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for intentionally throwing a pitch at Orlando Hudson of the Los Angeles Dodgers during the bottom of the seventh inning of the Sunday, July 26 game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles after a warning had been issued earlier in the game. Bob Watson, Vice President of On-Field Operations for Major League Baseball, made the announcement.
Badenhop’s suspension is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, when the Marlins host the Atlanta Braves at Land Shark Stadium. If Badenhop elects to appeal the suspension, then the discipline issued to him will be held in abeyance until the process is complete.
Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez has been suspended for Tuesday’s game for the intentional actions of Badenhop after the warning was issued.
In addition, Dodgers pitcher Jeff Weaver also has been fined an undisclosed amount for intentionally throwing a pitch at Florida’s Hanley Ramirez during the top of the sixth inning.