There’s still a lot of talk swirling around Ryan Dempster’s five-day paid suspension. Obviously the Yankees don’t think it’s harsh enough. And before the suspension was dealt, John Farrell didn’t even think it was going to happen.
But as it turns out, Demspter’s suspension is pretty standard.
Writer Marc Normandin of Over the Monster spoke to Jeff Euston of Cot’s Contracts, who explained the normal routine for suspensions for on-field activity.
"A suspension for an on-field incident is usually with pay,” Euston said. “So a player generally does not lose salary or service time after throwing at A-Rod or charging the mound." The player may be be fined in addition to their suspension, however. The consequence for the team in that situation is that the player can’t be replaced on the roster, so they must play with 24 instead of 25.
They also explained the differences with suspensions for off-field incidents.
"A suspension for a positive PED test is ...