Yanks Hurler Hit with Suspension

Burnett threw high and tight to Rangers Cruz.

New York Yankees pitcher A.J. Burnett has been suspended six games for throwing high and tight to a Texas hitter this week.

Burnett appealed the penalty Thursday and can pitch until a hearing is held.

Burnett also was fined an undisclosed amount by Major League Baseball for throwing a pitch near the head of Texas' Nelson Cruz on Tuesday night.

Texas pitcher Vicente Padilla also was fined. He it Mark Teixeira twice with pitches earlier in the same game.

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