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09/24/08 1:42 PM ET
Vazquez disciplined for actions
Infielder was ejected during Saturday's game vs. Angels
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
ARLINGTON -- Rangers infielder Ramon Vazquez has been suspended for one game and fined $1,500 for his actions in Saturday's game against the Angels, when he was ejected. He is appealing the suspension. Vazquez was ejected from the dugout by home-plate umpire Tom Hallion for arguing balls and strikes. Vazquez rushed out of the dugout to confront Hallion and had to be restrained by manager Ron Washington and teammate Milton Bradley. Vazquez said the suspension was wrong. "I don't even know why they threw me out," Vazquez said. "They said I tried to grab him. I didn't try to grab him. I just wanted to ask, 'Why did you throw me out?' I know a lot of guys who have done worse things and not been suspended. I don't get it." Washington, who was also ejected, was also fined. Outfielder Marlon Byrd was fined but not suspended for being thrown out of Monday's game.
T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.