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Umpire Joe West Suspended 3 Games For Comments About Adrian Beltre


NEW YORK (AP) — Joe West, the major leagues’ senior umpire, has been suspended for three days without pay for comments he made about Texas third baseman Adrian Beltre.


In a USA Today report published June 20 timed to coincide with the umpire’s 5,000th regular-season game, West said “it’s got to be Adrian Beltre” when asked who was the biggest complainer in the major leagues.


It said Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred told the union in an Aug. 3 letter the discipline created an “appearance of lack of impartiality.”


“We disagree strongly with the decision to punish Joe West simply for sharing a humorous exchange with a player.”


The 64-year-old West made his big league debut in September 1976 and trails only Bill Klemm (5,375) and Bruce Froemming (5,163) among regular-season games worked.




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