Astros’ Jake Marisnick gets 2-game suspension for scary head-on collision

Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick has received a two-game suspension and been fined an undisclosed amount after he collided into Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy last Sunday.

MLB announced the suspension Thursday, saying Marisnick violated the league’s rule on crashing into any player covering home plate.

“After thoroughly reviewing the play from all angles, I have concluded that Jake’s actions warrant discipline,” chief baseball officer Joe Torre said in a statement. “While I do not believe that Jake intended to injure Jonathan, the contact he initiated in his attempt to score violated Official Baseball Rule 6.01(i), which is designed to protect catchers from precisely this type of collision.”

Marisnick insisted that the collision was an accident and has apologized to Lucroy, calling it a poor judgement call. The brutal hit caused Lucroy to get a concussion, as well as a broken nose.

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