The Braves’ third baseman won his appeal Friday and had his one-game suspension overturned by Major League Baseball. Donaldson was suspended for his role in a shouting match with the Pirates’ Joe Musgrove after being hit by a pitch during a June 10 game at Atlanta.
Donaldson also had his fine reduced to $1,000 from $2,500. Players rarely have suspensions overturned by MLB, but vice president of baseball operations Joe Torre made an exception in this case.
Musgrove was not disciplined for the incident which began when he grazed Donaldson’s jersey with a pitch.