Toronto Blue Jays hitting coach Guillermo Martinez fined him five games and an undisclosed amount after his heated argument with umpire Doug Eddings before a game Wednesday.
Martinez pulled out the lineup card, a task usually performed by manager Charlie Montoyo, and shook hands with the umpires before getting into a spirited discussion with Eddings. Martinez was ejected from the game.
MLB said in a statement Friday that Martinez was being disciplined for unsportsmanlike conduct and contact with Eddings.
Blue Jays hitting coach Guillermo Martinez was ejected before the game started for apparently commenting on last night’s game calls pic.twitter.com/om8jZrCGLE
Eddings, who was assigned to third base for Wednesday’s game, was behind the plate in Toronto’s 7-6 loss to Chicago on Tuesday.
The suspension was scheduled to begin when Toronto began a three-game series with the Brewers on Friday night in Milwaukee.