Marisnick said he still felt awful about the play and had a rough couple of days during the break to digest the situation.
Marisnick defended his play in interviews following the game, but he also said in a Twitter post on Sunday evening that he "felt bad", and apologized profusely to Lucroy. He said he wanted an opportunity to speak more thoroughly with Major League Baseball officials about the play.More news: Ryan Murphy reveals cast of American Horror Story
"After thoroughly reviewing the play from all angles, I have concluded that Jake's actions warrant discipline", chief baseball officer Joe Torre said in a statement.
"I don't think the suspension was necessary, I don't think it was warranted, but Major League Baseball wants to maintain their control over the collisions at the plate, and for all of the right reasons", Hinch said. There was much debate afterward concerning Marisnick's intent and whether he should be punished - replay showed he had veered inside the plate. After the collision, Lucroy was carted off the field and taken to a hospital. Through 72 games and 194 plate appearances this season, Marisnick is hitting.250/.309/.466 with eight home runs, 12 doubles, a triple and six steals. I made a split second decision at full speed to slide head first on the inside part of the plate. He reiterated that when talking at his locker before Thursday's game. "He tried to take a step on where Lucroy was going to go, and it's hard in that little 1- to 3-foot circle where you're trying to figure out going at full speed what's going to happen".
As for his talk with Lucroy, Marisnick said that occurred after Sunday's game.More news: Justin Haley Wins Weather-Shortened Daytona Race
Marisnick insisted that the collision was an accident and has apologized to Lucroy, calling it a poor judgment call.
"It certainly didn't look like a clean play", Ausmus, who is a former catcher, told reporters after the game. "I don't want to put words in his mouth".More news: West Brom youngster completes move to Spanish giants Barcelona