Atlanta Braves right-hander Kevin Gausman dropped his appeal and began serving a five-game suspension Sunday for intentionally throwing at Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Urena on May 3.
Gausman initially appealed after the discipline was handed down on May 6.
He will be eligible to return Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Gausman pitched last Saturday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks and gave up one run and five hits over six innings.
The incident occurred in Urena’s first plate appearance in the bottom of the second inning, an apparent payback for Urena plunking Atlanta outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. on Aug. 15 last season.
Gausman’s 97-mph fastball sailed behind Urena, but he was immediately ejected by home plate umpire Jeff Nelson.
Gausman, 28, is 2-3 with a 4.50 ERA in eight starts.
–Field Level Media
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