Porcello drops appeal, will serve suspension
As expected, Rick Porcello dropped the appeal of his suspension this morning. He’ll begin serving it today, which would give him four games served before the All-Star break.
Porcello indicated that the suspension might have been reduced to five games from six, but there’s no official word on that yet. The difference is probably academic, basically a matter of serving one game of suspension next weekend in Kansas City or two. Considering Max Scherzer is currently the only Tigers pitcher who’s expected to pitch in the All-Star Game (unless Anibal Sanchez is added), the Tigers will have plenty of options for who can start out of the break.