New York Mets reliever Jacob Rhame was given a two-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for intentionally throwing at the head of Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins, Major League Baseball announced Thursday.
Rhame, who was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse on Friday, plans to appeal the suspension, manager Mickey Callaway said. If Rhame does appeal, and loses, he would have to serve the suspension when he's recalled to the majors.
Rhame sailed two pitches over Hoskins' head with two outs in the ninth inning of New York's 9-0 win on Tuesday, one day after two Mets were hit by pitches. Hoskins said later that the Mets catcher insisted they were trying to go inside.
Rhame's suspension was due to his pitch that sailed over Hoskins' head, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney. That pitch resulted in both teams being warned. There was no discipline for his second pitch that drew Hoskins' ire.
Hoskins got his revenge Wednesday, hitting a two-run homer down the left-field line off Rhame, then taunting him with a slow jog around the bases. It took Hoskins 34.23 seconds to run the bases, the slowest home run trot in the majors this season. The Phillies won 6-0.
DeGrom reported soreness in his throwing elbow last week after going 0-2 with a 9.00 ERA in his last two starts, but an MRI did not show any problems, general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said.
In other moves, New York recalled right-hander Corey Oswalt from Syracuse and also optioned infielder Luis Guillorme to the Triple-A team.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.