Nationals' Nolin suspended 5 games for intentionally hitting Freeman
Nolin initially appealed the suspension but dropped it and began serving the ban Friday, according to MASN's Mark Zuckerman.
Nationals manager Dave Martinez also received a one-game suspension as a result of the incident, as well as an undisclosed fine. He'll serve his ban Friday.
Nolin hit Freeman in the first inning of his start at Truist Park on Wednesday. After missing with his first pitch, he plunked the reigning NL MVP with his second offering, leading to the quick ejection.
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Nolin, 31, owns a 5.60 ERA in five starts for the Nationals this season.
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