Astros’ Marisnick Suspended For Home Plate Collision Against Angels’ Lucroy

Marisnick was handed a two-game suspension by MLB.

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The Houston Astros’ will be without outfielder Jake Marisnick briefly after receiving a two-game suspension along with an undisclosed fine by Major League Baseball for his home plate collision against Los Angeles Angels’ catcher Jonathan Lucroy.

Lucroy suffered a concussion and fractured nose after Marisnick went off the base path to try and avoid a tag at the plate. The run would have given Houston a 11-10 lead in the eighth inning.

Ultimately, he ended up diving head first into the face of Lucroy causing a scary collision. He was ruled out on the play. Marisnick later expressed remorse and wished Lucroy a speedy recovery.

From the looks of it, there was no malicious intent on Marisnick’s part. However, because of the rule the MLB put in place a few years ago to protect the catcher, Chief Baseball Officer Joe Torre felt a suspension should still take place.

Marisnick will appeal the suspension.

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