Jake Marisnick suspended for two games by MLB for collision

MLB took a controversial decision

Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick was suspended two games and fined an undisclosed amount due to his collision with Angels receiver Jonathan Lucroy during Sunday's game.

Joe Torre, director of baseball affairs for Major League Baseball, announced the decision on Thursday.

"After analyzing the play from various angles, I came to the conclusion that Marisnick should be disciplined for his actions," Torre said.

"Although I do not think Jake tried to hurt Jonathan, the contact made to score is a violation of the Official Baseball Rule 6.01 (i), which was set to protect the receivers of precisely that kind of collision."

Unless the sanction is appealed, Marisnick is scheduled to begin punishment on Thursday, when the Houston team begins its series against the Rangers in Arlington. If Marisnick decides to appeal, the suspension would be postponed until the process is completed.