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Gomes awaits word on appeal

Gomes awaits word on appeal

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SARASOTA, Fla. -- Jonny Gomes remains in suspension limbo.

The Rays right fielder/DH received a two-game suspension with a $2,000 fine for his part in a bench-clearing brawl against the Yankees on March 12. He has appealed the suspension.

"Haven't heard anything," said Gomes when asked about the status of his suspension.

Rays manager Joe Maddon said he has not heard anything either.

"In the appeal process, they haven't really given us any more indication [about when they intend to hear the appeal]," Maddon said. "So I would imagine it's going to be dragged on a little bit. Or they could turn on the velocity this week. We could find out."

Given the slow nature of the process coupled with the fact that the Rays play their second series of the season in New York, home of the Office of the Commissioner, it's likely Gomes could be available for Opening Day and the entire first series against Baltimore.

"Everything happens up [in New York]," Maddon said. "So we'll see. I'm not concerned. We'll get it done and move on."

Andrew Friedman, the Rays executive vice president of baseball operations added: "My guess is it will be when we're in New York."

Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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