New York Mets helper Jacob Rhame received a two-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for purposely throwing in the head of Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins, Major League Baseball announced on Thursday.
Rhame, who intends to oppose the suspension for Triple A Syracuse on Friday, said coach Mickey Callaway.
The Mets also activates ace Jacob deGrom on the 10-day injury list in time for his start against the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.  Rhame sailed two strokes over Hoskins' head on the ninth inning of New York's 9-0 victory on Tuesday, two days earlier, one day after two Mets were hit by punches. Hoskins later said the Mets-catcher insisted they try to go inside.
Rhames' suspension was due to his pitch driving over Hoskin's head, sources told Buster Olney of ESPN. This field caused both teams to be warned. There was no discipline for his second pitch, which pulled Hoskins' anger.
Hoskins retaliated on Wednesday when he hit a two-part homer in the left field line in front of Rhame and then mocked him with a slow jog around the bases. Hoskins took 34.23 seconds to run the bases, the slowest trot in the major season this season. The Phillies won 6: 0.
DeGrom had reported pain in the arch over the past week after going down 2-0 in the last two launches with a 9-0 ORA. However, an MRI showed no problems, said General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen.
In other moves, New York reminded right-handed Corey Oswalt of Syracuse and optional infielder Luis Guillorme of the Triple A team.
This report used information from The Associated Press.