MLB notes: Nolan Arenado drops appeal, to begin five-game serving suspension Saturday


Colorado third baseman Nolan Arenado has dropped his appeal and immediately will begin serving his five-game suspension from Major League Baseball for his part in Wednesday’s brawl with San Diego.

A team spokesman confirmed Saturday that Arenado would begin the suspension before the Rockies’ game against the Washington Nationals.

Arenado charged the mound after Padres pitcher Luis Perdomo threw a pitch behind his back during the Rockies’ 6-4 victory.

Ryan McMahon replaced Arenado in the lineup at third base Saturday.

Rockies outfielder Gerrado Parra is still appealing his four-game suspension and is in the lineup.



Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts has left Saturday’s game against Baltimore with a bruised left foot a couple of innings after he collided with Orioles catcher Chance Sisco on a close play. The team announced that X-rays were negative and he’s day to day. …

The Baltimore Orioles placed second baseman Jonathan Schoop on the 10-day disabled list because of a strained right side and activated starting pitcher Alex Cobb. Manager Buck Showalter said Schoop injured his oblique in his last at-bat in Friday’s loss. The 30-year-old Cobb, who signed a $57-million, four-year contract, missed nearly the entire two previous seasons recovering from Tommy John surgery. …

Two American League games were postponed on Saturday: New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers and the Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins. With bad weather forecast for Sunday, it could wash the Yankees’ only scheduled visit to the Motor City this season, creating a scheduling problem later this season. The teams are scheduled to play a split doubleheader Sunday. It was the second day in a row a White Sox-Twins game was postponed. No makeup dates for either game were announced.


12:45 p.m.: This report has been updated with news of Mookie Betts’ injury.

This report was originally published at 11 a.m.