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.
Jake Marisnick suspended 2 games. Joe Torre: While I do not believe that Jake intended to injure Jonathan (LuCroy) the contact he initiated in his attempt to score violated Official Baseball Rule 6.01(i),which is designed to protect catchers from precisely this type of collision.— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 11, 2019
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.