Nationals outfielder Nyjer Morgan was suspended eight games for "three separate incidents" in the last week, Major League Baseball announced moments ago.
The news release mentioned Morgan's collision with Cardinals catcher Bryan Anderson last Saturday, the taunts he directed at Marlins fans during the 10th inning of Tuesday's game and his role in Wednesday's brawl after Marlins pitcher Chris Volstad threw behind him in the sixth inning.
That incident, of course, stemmed from Morgan's collision at home plate with Marlins catcher Brett Hayes on Tuesday; Volstad drilled Morgan with a pitch in the fourth inning on Wednesday and threw behind him again after Morgan stole two bases with the Nationals down 14-3.
Morgan's suspension is scheduled to begin tonight, unless he appeals it. This is in addition to the suspension he's appealing after throwing a ball into the stands on Aug. 21 in Philadelphia. Morgan is currently appealing that suspension. But if both suspensions stay as they are, he could miss 15 of the Nationals' final 28 games.
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