Hansel Robles suspended for three games for ‘intentionally’ throwing at Cameron Rupp
Hansel Robles will be paying a price for throwing a 94 mph fastball by the head of Cameron Rupp on Wednesday night.
Major League Baseball announced Robles has been suspended for three games and received an undisclosed fine for, “intentional throwing a pitch in the head area” of Rupp.
The suspension is scheduled to begin on Friday night when the Mets face the Nationals. Unless he appeals, he will not pitch again in the regular season. It’s not clear if he will serve the suspension and not contest it during meaningless games this weekend.
If he chooses to appeal, the suspension would not apply to the postseason. Rather, it would simply apply in 2016.
Robles insisted on Wednesday Robles did not intend to throw that ball in that location, rather it was simply a poor attempt at a quick pitch, something he has been warned about previously by the league.
However, Travis d’Arnaud appeared to call for an off-speed pitch, and the pitch Robles through by Rupp’s face was clocked at 94 mph.