Rafael Soriano of the Atlanta Braves has been suspended for four games and fined an undisclosed amount for intentionally hitting Dan Uggla of the Florida Marlins with a pitch in the top of the ninth inning of Monday's game at Turner Field. Bob Watson, Vice President of On-Field Operations for Major League Baseball, made the announcement.
Soriano's suspension had been scheduled to begin tonight, when the Braves host the Milwaukee Brewers. However, he has filed an appeal. Thus, his suspension will be held in abeyance until the process is complete.
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