SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 15: Manager Gabe Kapler #19 of the San Francisco Giants argues with home plate umpire Chad Whitson #62 after Whitson called a strike on Wade Meckler #53 in the fourth inning of their game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Oracle Park on August 15, 2023 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
ATLANTA — Giants manager Gabe Kapler won’t be in uniform Friday night for the team’s series opener against the Braves.
Kapler received a one-game suspension, Major League Baseball announced, for his actions after being ejected from the Giants’ 10-2 loss to the Rays on Monday. He was also fined an undisclosed amount, the league said.
The first suspension of his managerial career, Kapler will hand off managing duties Friday to one of his lieutenants.
Kapler was disciplined for re-entering the dugout after being ejected, the league said.
Kapler was ejected by home plate umpire Chad Whitman in the fourth inning for arguing balls and strikes during rookie Wade Meckler’s second at-bat.
The ejection was Kapler’s seventh of his career as a manager but only his third time with the Giants.
Kapler is expected to meet with reporters and address the suspension in Atlanta at 1 p.m. PT.
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