MLB announces 6-game suspension for Porcello for throwing at Zobrist.
— Danny Knobler (@DannyKnoblerCBS) July 2, 2013
Rick Porcello and the Detroit Tigers will surely file an appeal which would delay the suspension for a time. It’s possible that — if the Tigers play their cards right and depending on the timing of the appeal process — they could drop the appeal just before the All-Star Break and use the days off to simply reshuffle their pitching order, effectively eliminating effect the suspension. They would need a decision on the appeal to be held up for at least nine more days in order for this strategy to work.