Mets Reliever Yoan López Suspended, Demoted After Seemingly Throwing at Schwarber

May 4, 2022

Mets relief pitcher Yoan López didn’t hit Phillies slugger Kyle Schwarber with a pitch during the latter’s ninth-inning at-bat on Sunday. But, at least according to MLB, the perceived intent was enough to warrant disciplinary action.

López was suspended three games for throwing at Schwarber twice, MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo reported on Monday, while manager Buck Showalter was banned for one game. López was optioned to Triple-A earlier on Monday.

López appeared to throw at Schwarber twice in one at-bat on Sunday, though did not hit him. After umpires issued warnings to both teams, he later beaned Alec Bohm in the next at-bat, yet was not ejected.

Source: Sports Illustrated
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