Brian Matusz will have to serve all eight games of his suspension for using for foreign substance in the Orioles May 23 game in Miami against the Marlins. MASNSports.com’s Roch Kubatko broke the news via Twitter.
So MLB reduces Will Smith's suspension from 8 games to 6. But I'm hearing Brian Matusz will still have to serve 8 games, per source. Hmmmm
— Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch) June 5, 2015
Matusz’s appeal was heard during a conference call on June 3 in Houston.
Two days prior to Matusz’s ejection, Brewers relief pitcher Will Smith was tossed after Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez notified umpires of pine tar on his right arm. Major League Baseball handed Smith an eight-game suspension, but reduced it to six games after his appeal.
So, what’s the difference exactly?
Let the conspiracy theories begin.