Yankees’ Aaron Boone suspended 1 game by MLB for conduct toward umpires

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees manager Aaron Boone has been suspended for one game following his latest ejection, and he admits the arguments created an image in the umpires’ minds.

“Well, I think I’ve earned that name,” he said Friday before Major League Baseball suspended him for one game and fined him.

Michael Hill, MLB’s senior vice president on the field, made the announcement. MLB said the disciplinary action “results in his recent behavior toward major league umpires, including his ejection from Thursday night’s game against the Baltimore Orioles.”

Boone sat out Friday night’s series opener against San Diego with bench coach Carlos Mendoza taking over.

Boone, the most among major league managers for a major-league-high fourth time this season, was angered in the strike zone by Edwin Moscoso in a 3-1 loss. Boone missed the plate umpire’s four steps by holding up four fingers while arguing in the middle of the third inning.

Boone was also upset that Moscoo walked away during the argument, and first base umpire Chris Guccione stood between the two when Boone tried to reprimand Moscoo. Boone may have spat at a referee while arguing.

Home plate umpire Edwin Moscoso, right, talks with New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone, who was suspended after Boone was ejected in New York in the third round of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles.AP Photo / Frank Franklin II

“I think it leads to a quick hookup? Not necessarily,” Boone said. “Perhaps I’m delusional and I’ve done more than I think. I don’t think so. But, no, I don’t think the judges are getting in on me like they don’t tolerate certain things. I think it’s fair to me. “

Boone’s four sacks this year are one more than Cincinnati’s David Bell and St. Louis’ Oliver Marmol. Boone led the majors with nine last season, no other manager had more than five.

“I think there can be occasional bias,” Boone said. “We’re human. I’m sure some people don’t like hearing it from me.”

Boone was ejected April 12 against Cleveland, May 15 against Toronto and Sunday against Cincinnati.

His 30 strikeouts are sixth among current managers, although his 720 games entering Friday are far fewer than the most ejections of Bruce Bochy (78 in 4,081 games), Bob Melvin (55 in 2,830 games) and Terry Francona (47 in 3,509 games). , Bud Black (35 in 2,283) and Buck Showalter (34 in 3,282).

Brown is averaging a strikeout every 25 innings, a faster pace than Bochy and Melvin (52), Black (65), Francona (75) and Showalter (97).

Bell had 23 strikeouts in 596 games, an average of one per 26 games.

“I don’t like that it’s happened a few times this week and I want and hope not to get fired,” Boone said. “I’m not necessarily scared, but no, it’s not my intention to get fired and I don’t want to. And I hope I won’t be for a while.


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