Abreu will appeal suspension, available to pitch Game 6 of ALCS

Houston Astros relief pitcher Bryan Abreu throws a pitch that hit Texas Rangers' Adolis Garcia during the eighth inning in Game 5 of the baseball American League Championship Series Friday, Oct. 20, 2023, in Arlington, Texas. Abreu received a two-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for intentionally throwing at García. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Julio Cortez, Copyright 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

HOUSTON – Astros reliever Bryan Abreu will officially appeal his 2-game suspension from Major League Baseball, MLB said.

MLB made the announcement on X/Twitter Sunday.

Abreu is available to pitch Game 6, as his appeal hearing will not be held Sunday night.

MLB suspended the right-hander after he hit Texas Rangers outfielder Adolis Garcia with a pitch in the 8th inning of ALCS Game 5.

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