Marlins pitcher Dan Straily and manager Don Mattingly have received suspensions by Major League Baseball for their involvement in Tuesday’s incidents in San Francisco in which two batters were hit by pitches.
Straily received a five-game suspension and an undisclosed fine while Mattingly was given a one-game suspension and fined “for the intentional actions of Straily while warnings were in place,” the league said.
A source said Straily plans to appeal his suspension.
Straily’s plunking of Giants catcher Buster Posey came one inning after Giants pitcher Dereck Rodriguez hit Lewis Brinson with a pitch, which the Marlins and others felt was done in retaliation for Brinson flipping his bat the night before after the Marlins rookie delivered a game-tying single in the ninth off Giants reliever Hunter Strickland.
Umpires immediately issued warnings to both teams after Brinson was hit by Rodriguez, a rookie pitcher for the Giants and son of Hall of Fame catcher Pudge Rodriguez.
Brinson’s single on Monday came after Strickland had thrown an inside pitch near the rookie’s head. Strickland and Brinson exchanged glances after the Giants pitcher was lifted and began walking toward the Giants dugout.
Strickland angrily punched a door in the Giants clubhouse afterward, breaking the pinky finger on his pitching hand. He is expected to miss the next six to eight weeks.
No Giants were suspended or fined for their involvement in the incidents.
According to the league announcement, Straily’s suspension -- unless appealed -- is scheduled to begin Friday in Colorado.
“If appealed, then the discipline issued to him will be held in abeyance until the process is complete,” according to the league statement. “If Straily chooses to appeal his discipline, Mattingly’s suspension will be effective the same day that Straily begins to serve his suspension, if any.”