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Atlanta Braves’ Reed Johnson Fined, Suspended for Actions in Carlos Gomez Incident

September 26th, 2013 at 8:45 PM
By Cody Fields

The Atlanta Braves won't be without Brian McCann or Freddie Freeman for any amount of time after the fracas involving Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez in Wednesday's loss, but Reed Johnson and Gomez have both been suspended for one game.

Gomez decided to go ahead and serve his suspension Thursday, but Johnson is appealing his suspension. If the suspension sticks, it's possible that Johnson could start the 2014 season suspended.

MLB didn't take any action against McCann, who blocked Gomez from touching home plate, or Freeman, who was tossed after inadvertently elbowing Aramis Ramirez.

"It was just such an unusual situation," Frank Wren said on braves.com. "Every time you get in a situation like this, in hindsight, there are things you wish you had done different. I think our players feel that way. But I think the reaction was probably appropriate for the situation. It was one of the most unique things I've ever seen."

Gomez has since apologized via Twitter and to the media for the situation.

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Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Baseball, Brian McCann, Carlos Gomez, Freddie Freeman, Milwaukee Brewers, MLB, Reed Johnson

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