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Manoah gets five-game suspension

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I didn’t expect this:

Alek Manoah has been suspended for five games for throwing at Maikel Franco during Sunday’s game.

Alek intends to appeal the suspension, but I doubt there will be any change, five games seems to the normal suspension for a starting pitcher. But by appealing, he can choose when to start it, by dropping the appeal say after his next start.

I disagree that Manoah intentionally threw at Franco. I think it slipped from his hand, but I can understand how it looked bad, coming right after back-to-back home runs. But MLB has declared it intentional, and we know they are never wrong.

Charlie Montoyo gets a one-game suspension, which he will serve tonight.

And we have some roster moves:

  • George Springer is activated from the IL, surprise right?
  • Newly acquired RH reliever Jacob Barnes has reported to the team, he’s available tonight.
  • Rowdy Tellez has been sent back to the Bisons.
  • Jonathan Davis was reinstated from the restricted list and optioned to the Bisons.
  • Jared Hoying has been outrighted to Triple-A Buffalo, he could choose to become a free agent (making 40-man roster room for Barnes).

And you’ll remember Jeremy Beasley was sent out to the Bisons yesterday.

Toronto Blue Jays Roster Tree Route Map 2021 version 25
Toronto Blue Jays Roster Tree Route Map updated with the BARNES Line to Miller
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Today’s lineup, complete with a Springer: