Rangers’ Cabr­era sus­pended, will ap­peal

Lodi News-Sentinel - - SPORTS - — Stefan Steven­son, Fort Worth Star-Tele­gram

AR­LING­TON, Texas — Texas Rangers third base­man As­drubal Cabr­era was slapped with a four-game sus­pen­sion and undis­closed fine af­ter throw­ing equip­ment from the dugout at crew chief Bill Miller Thurs­day night.

Cabr­era was called out by home plate um­pire Doug Ed­dings in the sixth in­ning on a pitch Cabr­era thought was out­side.

He re­turned to the dugout and quickly saw video of the pitch and dur­ing Wil­lie Cal­houn’s at-bat started let­ting Ed­dings hear it. The count was 1-1 on Cal­houn when Cabr­era was ejected. He re­acted by toss­ing on to the field his bat­ting gloves and shin guards, which touched Miller.

“I thought it was (a) quick (ejec­tion),” Rangers man­ager Chris Wood­ward said. “He didn’t give him much of a chance. He threw him out re­ally fast. So I was out there ar­gu­ing. In mi­dar­gu­ment, I felt a thing hit my foot and it hit Bill Miller. It’s pretty steep (pun­ish­ment).”

Cabr­era will ap­peal the sus­pen­sion and was the lineup for the Rangers’ se­ries opener against the Chicago White Sox Fri­day night at Globe Life Park. The sus­pen­sion will be held in abeyance un­til the process is com­plete, ac­cord­ing to MLB rules.

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