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Passan: Quentin to get eight game suspension

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Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan says MLB is issuing an eight game suspension for Carlos Quentin

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Jeff Passan just tweeted that, per a source, MLB will suspend Carlos Quentin eight games for charging the mound against Zack Greinke last night.

Quentin, an outfielder for the San Diego Padres who is hit by pitches at one of the highest rates of any major league player in MLB history, was plunked by L.A. Dodger righthander Greinke last night on a 3-2 pitch. Quentin supposedly had long borne a grudge against Greinke, who has hit Quentin two other times in their respective careers, and while it seems unlikely that Greinke was intentionally throwing at Quentin, given that it was late in a one run game, Quentin chose to respond to being dinged by charging the mound.

In the resulting fight, Greinke suffered a broken left collarbone which will require surgery and is expected to keep him out of action for the next two months.

Quentin will, no doubt, appeal the suspension, and I would expect it to be reduced to six or seven games once the appeal is heard.