Umpire Joe West, White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen and pitcher Mark Buehrle were fined by Major League Baseball on Friday in the wake of their balk flap.
A person familiar with the decision told the Associated Press there weren’t any suspensions. The amount of the fines was not known.
Guillen and Buehrle were ejected by West on Wednesday for arguing a pair of balk calls in Chicago’s 5-4 win over Cleveland. Guillen was tossed for arguing the first balk. An inning later, Buehrle threw his glove to the ground after another balk call and had to be restrained.
Crawford, Maddon fined for ejections
Tampa Bay left fielder Carl Crawford and manager Joe Maddon have been fined an undisclosed amount but escaped suspensions after being ejected from a game earlier this week.
Crawford and Maddon were tossed during the fifth inning of Tuesday night’s game against Boston for arguing about a pitch that plate umpire Bob Davidson called a strike.
Orioles’ Jones detained in Toronto
Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones was detained by Canadian immigration officials for a few hours Thursday night after he landed in Toronto for this weekend’s series. Jones had to leave the airport for extra screening. He was not cleared and able to go until about 5 a.m. Jones blamed the incident on a case of mistaken identity. “They had the wrong person,” Jones said. “They thought I was somebody else.”
Ortiz, Cano among those at Lima’s wake
Jose Lima, the exuberant pitcher who could always draw a crowd with his singing and dancing, was mourned by fellow All-Stars, family and friends. He died Sunday at age 37 after paramedics found him in cardiac arrest at his home in Pasadena, Calif.
Red Sox slugger David Ortiz and Yankees infielder Robinson Cano were among the hundreds at the wake. It was held at a funeral home on a tree-lined residential street in Queens, about a mile from where Lima threw his last big league pitch, for the Mets in 2006.
Clearing the bases
The Boston Red Sox put Jacoby Ellsbury back on the 15-day disabled list after the star outfielder felt more soreness in his ribs. … The New York Yankees activated All-Star Curtis Granderson from the 15-day disabled list and designated Randy Winn for assignment. … Tigers manager Jim Leyland said Carlos Guillen is his everyday second baseman, a position he hadn’t played since 1999. Guillen was reinstated from the disabled list and put in the starting lineup against the Oakland Athletics. … The Houston Astros put right-hander Bud Norris on the 15-day disabled list after he received a cortisone shot for a sore arm, then called up left-handed reliever Gustavo Chacin from Triple-A Round Rock.
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