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Manny Machado says he’ll appeal 5-game suspension

“It was coming. We’re going to appeal it. I made my peace yesterday, and we’re going to move on from it. We’re going to go ahead and try to get that down.

“Obviously, I don’t want to be down for five days. I need to try to help this team in any way. We’ve got a lot of tough games up in the road, and I need to be a part of this team. I’ve been a part of this team for a long time, and I don’t want to be down for too many days.”

“[Fernando Abad] didn’t get suspended? I had no idea. I don’t really care. He’s a part of the Oakland A’s organization. I’m a Baltimore Oriole. I did what I did, and he did what he did. We both have to pay for the consequences.”

-Manny Machado after learning he’d been suspended for five games

[Baltimore Sun]