|Dec. 7 4:25 PM PT5:25 PM MT6:25 PM CT7:25 PM ET19:25 ET0:25 GMT8:25 5:25 PM MST7:25 PM EST7:55 PM VEN4:25 UAE (+1)6:25 PM CT-The players' association has filed a grievance over the Nationals' four-game suspension of Papelbon that followed the pitcher's fight with teammate Bryce Harper on the next-to-last weekend of the season.
Analysis: The grievance was filed shortly after the suspension was announced Sept. 28, costing Papelbon $284,153 of his $13 million salary. Unless settled or withdrawn, the grievance would be heard by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, most likely during spring training.
|Sep. 25 11:15 AM PT12:15 PM MT1:15 PM CT2:15 PM ET14:15 ET18:15 GMT2:15 11:15 AM MST1:15 PM EST1:45 PM VEN22:15 UAE1:15 PM CT-Papelbon has been suspended for three games and fined by Major League Baseball for throwing a pitch in the ''head area'' of Baltimore's Manny Machado. The penalty was announced Friday.
Analysis: The Nationals said Papelbon will appeal, making him eligible to pitch Friday night against the Philadelphia Phillies, who traded him to Washington in July. In the ninth inning of Baltimore's 4-3 victory at Washington on Wednesday night, Papelbon's first pitch to Machado was up and in, and his third hit him Machado the upper arm. Papelbon was ejected.