Friday, May 28, 2010

Manager, player, ump disciplined for balk incidents

Guillen, Buehrle, West issued fines

Manager, player, ump disciplined for balk incidents

05/28/10 7:02 PM ET

Umpire Joe West and White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen and pitcher Mark Buehrle were all fined an undisclosed amount of money by Major League Baseball for their part in an incident that involved called balks earlier this week, a person with knowledge of the situation told

No suspensions were levied. A spokesman for MLB declined to comment and would not confirm nor deny the financial sanctions.

Guillen and Buehrle were ejected by West during Wednesday's 5-4 White Sox victory over the Indians at Cleveland.

West, the first-base umpire in the game, ejected Buehrle during the third inning when the left-handed pitcher threw his glove to the ground after a second balk was called. West had ejected Guillen an inning earlier when the manager went out to try and calm the situation after Buehrle's first balk. Guillen said he did not go out to argue the call but to protect Buehrle.

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