Boston Red Sox Ace Chris Sale Will Not Receive A Suspension For Throwing At Machado
A final determination has been made: Chris Sale will not be suspended by MLB for throwing behind Manny Machado earlier this week.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) May 5, 2017
There you have it, the report from Ken Rosthenthal from earlier in the week was false, no punishment for Chris Sale for throwing behind Baltimore Orioles third basemen Manny Machado in their series earlier this week.
CLARIFICATION: Discipline for Sale, if administered, will not necessarily be suspension. Could be something less – warning or fine.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) May 3, 2017
Rosenthal even backtracked when he let the initial report of the discipline go as he deleted his first tweet and updated it with the one above. If Sale had been punished both Orioles pitchers who threw at Andrew Benintendi and Mookie Betts should have faced some sort of punishment.
Sale’s next start will come against the Minnesota Twins on Sunday.