Tampa Bay Rays’ B.J. Upton suspended two games, fined $1,500 for outburst vs. Blue Jays.
Upton said he plans to appeal the suspension, which was announced by the league Saturday, but likely will begin serving it when the Rays play at Cleveland on Tuesday.
By appealing the suspension, Upton will be able to finish the three-game series in Baltimore, where he entered Saturday’s game with a lifetime .281 batting average at Camden Yards as opposed to .180 at Jacobs Field in Cleveland. That proved to be the right move when Upton went 3-for-5 on Saturday, including a three-run homer and two doubles, in an 8-2 win over the Orioles.
"I don’t plan on taking (the two-game suspension) here," Upton said. "Probably in Cleveland. … I like hitting in this park, I guess."