SJ - August 12, 2020
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly successfully appealed his eight game suspension for throwing at two Houston Astros hitters. The suspension was reduced to five games.
The incident between Kelly and the Astros took place on July 28th and led to both benches clearing and the two teams engaging in a not so socially distant discussion.
Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Joe Kelly, who was suspended for eight games for throwing at Houston Astros batters, had his ban reduced to five games on appeal, sources tell me and @kileymcd.
First with the successful appeal was @Jared_Carrabis.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 12, 2020
Five games? For throwing a ball near two players? Major League Baseball is out of their minds.
Eight games was crazy and five games is stupid. Don't forget, Kelly didn't even hit anyone.
Next time Kelly knows he better get his money's worth.