He was given a seven-game suspension and fined on Aug. 25 when the commissioner’s office said he had deliberately thrown a baseball into the stands, resulting in a fan getting hit, at Philadelphia four days earlier. At the time of the penalty, Morgan said he couldn’t discuss what happened.
His eight-game suspension and fine were announced Sept. 3, among nine punishments issued for a brawl at Florida on Sept. 1.
A day after Morgan ran over Florida catcher Brett Hayes while attempting to score from second on a 10th-inning grounder — Hayes tagged out Morgan but the backstop separated his left shoulder — Marlins pitcher Chris Volstad hit Morgan with a pitch. Morgan stole second and third — Washington trailed 14-3 at the time — and Volstad threw his first pitch of the sixth behind Morgan.
Morgan charged the mound and took a swing, setting off a brawl.
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