New York, NY (Sports Network) - Major League Baseball has suspended St. Louis shortstop Ryan Theriot two games and fined him an undisclosed amount.
The suspension stems from an incident in the bottom of the sixth inning of Sunday's loss to the Reds, when he was ejected after arguing a safe call on a force play at second base. He made contact with second base umpire Mike Muchlinski during the exchange.
His suspension is scheduled to begin Tuesday, when the Cardinals play at Citi Field against the Mets. But if he decides to file an appeal, the suspension will be held in abeyance until the review process is complete.
The 31-year-old Theriot is batting .282 with one home run and 32 RBI in 83 games this season.
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