Josh Donaldson is red hot and the Atlanta Braves won’t have to worry about him missing time during their upcoming road trip. Donaldson won his appeal with Major League Baseball according to a report by ESPN’s Jeff Passan and won’t have to serve the one-game suspension for his role in a benches clearing incident against the Pirates that occurred back on June 10 in Atlanta.
Atlanta Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson won his appeal and will not be suspended after a benches-clearing incident with Pittsburgh, a source tells ESPN. Donaldson originally was suspended for one game. His fine for the incident was also reduced to $1,000.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) June 21, 2019
Donaldson was hit by a pitch thrown by Pittsburgh’s Joe Musgrove in the first inning and then exchanged words leading the benches to empty. He shoved Pirates catcher Elias Diaz during skirmish but not punches were thrown. Both Donaldson and Musgrove were ejected.
Since that ejection, Donaldson has been on a tear hitting .385/.415/.897 with six home runs. Atlanta will begin a 10-game road trip tonight in Washington.