For those actions, the O's 21-year-old third baseman received a five-game suspension -- a decision that Machado subsequently appealed. Now, word on that appeal has come down ...
Major League Baseball has upheld Manny Machado's 5-game suspension. He will begin serving the suspension tonight.— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) June 30, 2014
Machado, then, will miss all four games at home against the Rangers and then sit out the opener of the three-game road set against the Red Sox.
This season, Machado is batting .239/.291/.371 (83 OPS+) with seven homers in 54 games. His start to the season was delayed because of his recovery from knee surgery. Last season, Machado as a rookie tallied an AL-leading 51 doubles and won the Gold Glove.