MLB notes: Umpire West dangling 3 games

Joe West, a vital league’s comparison umpire, has been dangling for 3 days for comments he done about Texas third baseman Adrian Beltre.


In a USA Today news published Jun 20 timed to coincide with a umpire’s 5,000th regular-season game, West pronounced “it’s got to be Adrian Beltre” when asked who was a biggest crank in a vital leagues.

“Every representation we call that’s a strike, he says, ‘Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!’ we had a diversion with him recently and a representation was right down a middle. He tells me, ‘That round is outside,’” West was quoted as saying. “I told him, ‘You might be a good ballplayer, though you’re a misfortune referee in a league. You stink,’” West also was quoted as saying.

The World Umpires Association pronounced Tuesday that West was portion a initial diversion of a suspension.

“Joking interactions between umpires and players are a slight partial of a game,” a kinship pronounced in a statement. “We remonstrate strongly with a preference to retaliate Joe West simply for pity a humorous sell with a player.”

MLB did not immediately comment.

Mariner’ Hernandez on DL • In a midst of a AL furious label chase, a Seattle Mariners will be but starter Felix Hernandez for 3 to 4 weeks given of bursitis in his right shoulder.

Hernandez was scratched from his scheduled start final Saturday in Kansas City. He returned to Seattle and was examined by group medicine Dr. Edward Khalfayan. Marco Gonzales, acquired in a trade with St. Louis final month, took Hernandez’s mark in a rotation.

Seattle also placed righthanded reliever David Phelps (Hazelwood West) on a 10-day infirm list with an impingement in his right elbow. He’s approaching to skip dual to 3 weeks.

Postseason report announced • The World Series is scheduled to start on Oct. 24 and Game 7 would be on Nov. 1 — spilling into an surprising month for a sixth time.

Major League Baseball announced a postseason report on Tuesday. The playoffs open with a AL wild-card diversion on Oct. 3, followed by a NL wild-card diversion a following day. The multiplication array start Oct. 5, with a AL Championship Series on Oct. 13 and a NL Championship Series a subsequent day.

The World Series finished in Nov in 2001, 2009, 2010, 2015 and final year. The latest a diversion has been played is Nov. 4, in 2001 and 2009.

Indians’ Miller needs some-more time • Invaluable All-Star reliever Andrew Miller might need some-more time to redeem from knee tendinitis.

Miller was placed on a 10-day infirm list final week with tenderness in his right knee that had worried him for weeks. The elite, late-inning lefthander was carrying control issues and a group felt it was best to close him down before it worsened.

Miller has been undergoing treatment, and manager Terry Francona pronounced Tuesday that he could be out longer than expected.

Miller is 4-3 with a 1.67 ERA in 46 games this season.

Yankees extent rookie Montgomery • New York Yankees rookie Jordan Montgomery was demoted to a teenager leagues in an try to extent his innings.

New York acquired Sonny Gray and Jaime Garcia forward of a Jul 31 trade deadline, and they will sojourn in a revolution with Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka and CC Sabathia.

A 24-year-old lefthander, Montgomery was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sunday dusk after going 7-6 with a 4.05 ERA in 21 starts and 115 2/3 innings. New York wants him to representation about 180 innings this year. He set a career high with 139 1/3 innings during Double-A Trenton and Scranton final season.

First baseman Greg Bird (right ankle surgery) and second baseman Starlin Castro (strained right hamstring) fielded balls Monday. Outfielder Matt Holliday, who went on a infirm list Sunday with a left lumbar strain, saw a alloy Tuesday.

Royals return Cuthbert • Kansas City backed Cheslor Cuthbert from a infirm list and optioned associate infielder Ramon Torres to Triple-A Omaha before their diversion Tuesday night opposite St. Louis.

Cuthbert had been out with a sprained left wrist. The pierce authorised a Royals to put him during third and pierce All-Star third baseman Mike Moustakas to a designated hitter spot. Moustakas has been personification with a bruise knee, and a pierce gives him some rest but holding his bat out of a lineup.

White Sox activate Garcia • The Chicago White Sox activated All-Star outfielder Avisail Garcia and placed third baseman Matt Davidson on a 10-day infirm list given of a painful right wrist.

A first-time All-Star, Garcia had been sidelined given Jul 25 given of a stretched vinculum in his right thumb. He was batting .303 with 13 home runs and 54 RBIs. Davidson was harm when he got strike by a representation from Toronto’s Marcus Stroman on Aug. 1. He has 22 home runs and 51 RBIs to go with a .238 average.

Braves SS hurts knee holding a margin • Rookie shortstop Johan Camargo suffered a hyperextended right knee while jogging onto a margin before Tuesday night’s diversion opposite a Phillies.

Camargo was holding a margin when his right knee seemed to close as he reached down to squeeze a handful of mud or hold a marker on a first-base line. He fell to a ground. The Braves pronounced Camargo was to have an MRI on a knee Tuesday night.


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