• My Scores
  • MLB
  • Golf
  • World Cup

Indians' Carrasco suspended for throwing at Butler

CBSSports.com wire reports
  •  

CLEVELAND -- Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco has been suspended six games and fined for throwing at Kansas City's Billy Butler.

Carrasco was ejected in the fourth inning of Friday night's game after he threw a ball at Butler's head. Carrasco had just given up a grand slam to Melky Cabrera and took out his frustration on Butler, who managed to avoid the rising fastball.

The Indians said Monday that Carrasco will appeal his suspension and undisclosed fine and plans to start Wednesday night in Boston.

"It's standard when that happens. He's appealing and he's going to be able to pitch here," Cleveland manager Manny Acta said at Fenway Park before his team's scheduled game against the Red Sox.

Carrasco said he was upset that Cabrera stood at home plate and admired his homer, but denied the pitch to Butler was intentional.

Copyright 2014 by STATS LLC and The Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and The Associated Press is strictly prohibited.
  •  
 
 

Biggest Stories

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre
 

Latest

Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop

Nike Philadelphia Phillies Classic Full Zip Hoodie

Summer Sale!
Save an extra 30% on sale items
Shop Now