Orioles pitcher Daniel Cabrera was fined and suspended for six games by Major League Baseball two days after being ejected and accused of intentionally throwing at New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez.
Cabrera is expected to appeal the suspension and make his next scheduled start Sunday against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. Orioles president Andy MacPhail said that the suspension was automatic once Cabrera was ejected by home plate umpire Chad Fairchild.
"I anticipated that was going to happen because once he makes that judgment, it's automatic," MacPhail said. "I don't think the umpire made the proper judgment because the game situation didn't call for that. But he made the judgment that he did and we'll go from there. We're going to encourage the player to appeal it and I'm confident that they'll look favorably on the appeal."
Yankees reliever Edwar Ramirez was also fined and suspended, but for three games after he threw a pitch on Wednesday over the head of Orioles first baseman Kevin Millar. He was immediately ejected and later earned the scorn of Millar, who referred to the pitcher as a "cute little fella," who "doesn't throw that hard and doesn't have very good stuff."
Cabrera suspended six games for throwing at A-RodThis whole thing is a travesty, a sham and a mockery...it's a traveshamockery!
Seriously, how do they not get the same amount of games for the same offense?