Major League Baseball just announced it has suspended Nyjer Morgan for seven games after the Nationals outfielder threw a ball into the stands in the ninth inning of the team's 8-1 win over the Phillies. Morgan was also fined an undisclosed amount and is appealing the suspension, which was scheduled to begin tonight. As such, Morgan is still in the lineup.
According to MLB's news release, Morgan's throw hit a fan in the stands.
More as this develops.
UPDATE AT 10:59 P.M.: Morgan didn't have much to say about it after the game, in response to the few questions reporters were permitted to ask him about it. He said the suspension was "brand new news" to him, and when asked if he knew what MLB was talking about with the incident, Morgan said, "That's all I can say."
Manager Jim Riggleman said he also wasn't aware of the incident until he was informed about it before Wednesday's game. "Today's the first day I heard about it," Riggleman said. "I think I have an e-mail that I haven't checked yet that is informing me. That's what I was told. I haven't checked any e-mail yet. Something took place there. Nyjer had an issue with a fan or something. MLB's going to take care of it with Nyjer."