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Braves reliever Jose Ramirez suspended for three games

San Diego Padres v Atlanta Braves

ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 30: Jose Ramirez #40 of the Atlanta Braves throws an eighth inning pitch against the San Diego Padres at Turner Field on August 30, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

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The other night Braves reliever Jose Ramirez threw at the head of Jose Fernandez of the Miami Marlins, almost certainly in retaliation for Fernandez plunking Nick Markakis earlier in the game. Ramirez missed Fernandez -- the pitch went behind Fernandez’s head -- but the benches cleared No punches were thrown.

Ramirez was hit all the same: with a three-game suspension, just handed down by Joe Garagiola Jr., and his merry men. Ramirez is appealing the suspension, so he will be available tonight against the Nationals.

Here’s the incident:

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