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CC Sabathia appealing 2019 5-game suspension

The League announced Saturday that CC Sabathia will receive a five-game suspension starting in 2019 for the incident against the Rays Thursday. The big man plans to appeal, however.

“I’m fine with it,” Sabathia said Saturday when the suspension was announced. “I knew something was going to come down.”

Rays’ pitcher Andrew Kittredge was also issued a three-game suspension and fined for throwing at Austin Romine. It was this incident which led CC to hit catcher Jesus Sucre in relation and, after being ejected, motioned toward Tampa Bay’s dugout and said, “that’s for you, bitch.”

Sabathia said it kinda bothered him that Kittredge only got three games for throwing at Romine’s head while he received five.

“Hopefully it gets knocked down,” Sabathia said. “We have the whole winter to appeal, and see what happens. I don’t know how that process goes. We’ll just have to wait and see.”