Mark Reynolds has been fined by MLB, but won't be suspended

August 21, 2012|By Dan Connolly | The Baltimore Sun

Orioles first baseman Mark Reynolds has been fined an undisclosed amount of money for his comments following his ejection Friday in Detroit, according to an industry source.

But he will not be suspended, which the Orioles had feared after Reynolds ripped the umpiring crew’s credibility when it overturned an out call at first base in the fifth inning. Reynolds was pulled off first by a difficult Manny Machado throw, but replays showed that Reynolds appeared to hang onto the base for a moment before lunging forward.

It was originally called an out, but was overturned, causing Reynolds to throw his glove to the ground and, subsequently, be ejected by second base umpire Vic Carapazza.

Afterward, Reynolds called the decision to overturn the play “embarrassing,” complained that he deserved an equipment fine and not an ejection and suggested that the umpires had a ‘Screw the Orioles’ mentality.

Orioles manager Buck Showalter also was ejected from the game. No extra discipline was expected for Showalter.

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