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Shelton, Perdomo Suspended by MLB for Tuesday’s Hit By Pitch Incident



Pittsburgh Pirates, Derek Shelton

After Juan Soto celebrated a home run for the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night, Pittsburgh Pirates’ pitcher Angel Perdomo responded by beaning the next batter, Manny Machado, with a fastball.

The game’s umpiring crew deemed it purposeful and not only ejected Perdomo, but ejected Pirates’ manager Derek Shelton, who came out to argue.

Perdomo was handed a three-game suspension by the league while Shelton was given a one-game ban. Neither will appeal.

Bench coach Don Kelly will serve as the club’s acting manager in place of Shelton for the Pirates on Wednesday evening when the face the Padres at PetcoPark.

Perdomo has pitched well for the Pirates this season out of the bullpen. In 21 appearances, the tall left-hander is 1-1 with a 3.92 ERA with 30 strikeouts in 20.2 innings pitched.

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