WASHINGTON - JULY 30: Nyjer Morgan #1 of the Washington Nationals slides into third base with a triple in the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park on July 30 2010 in Washington DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Nyjer Morgan's Suspension Hearing Set For Friday

Nyjer Morgan will have a hearing with the league on Friday to appeal his recent suspensions, which add up to 15 games total.

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MLB Official: Morgan Threw Ball Into Stands After 'Ongoing Dialogue' With Fan

More details in the Nyjer Morgan situation are coming to the surface, the latest being that Morgan and a fan had an “ongoing dialogue” going before the outfielder threw the ball into the stands according to an MLB Official speaking to the Washington Post’s Adam Kilgore.

The back-and-forth with Morgan and the fan escalated until Morgan threw a ball into the crowd, which hit a different fan in the head.

Kilgore also reports that the Morgan incident has some precedence dating back to last season.

Last season, MLB fined Tigers closer Fernando Rodney and suspended him for three games for firing a ball into the press box at Tropicana Field in Tampa Bay. In that case no one was harmed and Rodney claimed he was trying to throw the ball to fans. After an appeal, Rodney’s suspension was lessened to three games.

Even if Morgan wins his appeal, then, we should probably still be able to expect that he will miss the three games Rodney did.


Video: Lead-Up To The Toss That Might Cost Nyjer Morgan Seven Games

Nyjer Morgan was surprisingly suspended seven games, which the Washington Nationals outfielder is currently appealing, for apparently striking a fan with a ball he threw into the stands after  the final out of Saturday night's game in Philadelphia.

Thanks to Jeff Sullivan at SB Nation, we now have video of the last out taking place.


Unfortunately, the video doesn't include Morgan actually throwing the ball into the stands so the only thing we can do is continue to speculate what he might have actually done to cause Major League Baseball to suspend him seven games.

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