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Noé Ramirez, Brad Ausmus suspended for pitch thrown at Jake Marisnick

MLB: JUL 05 Angels at Astros

HOUSTON, TX - JULY 05: Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Noe Ramirez (24) delivers the pitch in the first inning of a baseball game between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Angels during a MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Friday, July 5, 2019, in Houston. (Photo by Juan DeLeon/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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Angels reliever Noé Ramirez and manager Brad Ausmus have received undisclosed fines and respective suspensions of three games and one game as a result of Ramirez’s actions on Tuesday night against the Astros in Anaheim. Ramirez threw a fastball that hit Jake Marisnick in the shoulder.

The pitch was seemingly retaliation because Marisnick barrelled into catcher Jonathan Lucroy on a play at home plate on July 7. Lucroy was hospitalized and was diagnosed with a fractured nose and a concussion. Ausmus called for Marisnick to be suspended and he was, for two games.

Tempers flared between the Astros and Angels after Marisnick was hit, but to his credit, he tried to defuse the situation. Marisnick also tweeted after the game in which he hit Lucroy, “That decision got another player hurt and I feel awful. I hope nothing but the best for [Lucroy].”

Ausmus will serve it tonight as the Angels continue their series against the Astros. It is not known yet if Ramirez is appealing his suspension. If he is, he can continue pitching until the matter is resolved.

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