August 1, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) - Boston pitcher Brandon Workman has been suspended six games and fined by Major League Baseball, which said he intentionally threw a pitch near the head of Tampa Bay's Evan Longoria during a game last week.
The penalty was announced Tuesday by MLB Senior Vice President Joe Garagiola Jr. Discipline would be put off if Workman asks the players' association to appeal.
Red Sox first baseman Mike Carp was hit on the arm Friday by a fourth-inning pitch from Tampa Bay ace David Price, who also plunked slugger David Ortiz on the hip in the first inning - triggering umpires to issue warnings to both teams.