Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen received a two-game suspension from Major League Baseball following his ejection and Twitter comments during the team’s 3-1 loss to the New York Yankees on April 27.
Guillen will serve the suspension during Chicago’s home games tonight and tomorrow night against the Baltimore Orioles, Commissioner Bud Selig’s office said in an e-mailed release. The 47-year-old manager was also fined an undisclosed amount, according to the release.
Guillen was ejected from the game in the top of the first inning after arguing a called third strike. Shortly after the ejection, he published, “this one going to cost me a lot money this is patetic,” on his Twitter account. His comments were in violation of MLB’s social media policy and other regulations regarding the use of electronic equipment during games, the release said.
Guillen, who led Chicago to a World Series title in 2005, has managed the White Sox since 2004, posting a 610-551 record in eight seasons. The ejection was the 26th of Guillen’s career.
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