NEW YORK - Major League Baseball handed down a four-game suspension plus an undisclosed fine Saturday against Angels outfielder Torii Hunter, for actions in Friday’s contest in Detroit.
Hunter was ejected in the top of the eighth inning by home plate umpire Ron Kulpa for arguing balls and strikes. While vehemently protesting the call, Hunter apparently made physical contact with Kulpa, then persisted in arguing after manager Mike Scioscia came out of the dugout in an attempt to restrain him.
Once in the dugout, Hunter threw baseballs onto the field to further protest his ejection.
Hunter will begin serving the sentence later Saturday when the Angels continue their three-game set at Comerica Park.