DENVER -- Dodgers utilityman Skip Schumaker had a conference-call hearing with MLB officials Tuesday to appeal his two-game suspension and said he hoped to have a result later Tuesday night or Wednesday. Schumaker was suspended in the wake of the June 11 brawl between the Dodgers and Diamondbacks, but was not ejected from the game by umpires.
Schumaker was assessed a two-game suspension by MLB for "aggressive actions." Schumaker said replays will show that he was playing peacemaker in the benches-clearing incident after Arizona pitcher Ian Kennedy hit Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke with a pitch near his neck.
Schumaker's actions might have been misinterpreted because, as the on-deck hitter, he was already on the field and appeared on the scene of the skirmish faster than the other Dodgers.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.