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Rangers' Torrealba hits umpire in Venezuela

Posted on: December 23, 2011 7:06 pm
Edited on: December 24, 2011 10:48 am
 
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Rangers catcher Yorvit Torrealba may be facing a long suspension -- or more -- in his native Venezuela after striking an umpire during a game for Leones del Caracas on Friday.

Here's the video, with Torrealba hitting Dario Rivero Jr., around the 1:00 mark.

Torrealba was ejected after striking out swinging in the eighth inning. Torrealba is hitting .246/.290/.333 in 17 games for Leones.

"[We're] aware, but we haven't got much info yet," Rangers general manager Jon Daniels told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "We will look into it."

When asked by the paper if there could be further disciplinary action against Torrealba for his actions in a non-MLB game, Daniels said it "depends on the circumstances."

H/T: Hardball Talk

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bingmook
Since: Dec 27, 2011
Posted on: December 27, 2011 10:52 am
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Since: Dec 15, 2011
Posted on: December 26, 2011 12:12 pm
 

Rangers' Torrealba hits umpire in Venezuela

That was far from assult or even a punch it was an open handed face push..... He is a scum bag and should be kicked out of that league and fined. He should seek anger management and tested for roids.....




Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: December 26, 2011 10:06 am
 

Rangers' Torrealba hits umpire in Venezuela

Kick him out of the league now. In fact, banish him from the league for life. This kind of abuse cannot be tolerated. You do not put your hands on an official. Period! 



Since: Mar 3, 2008
Posted on: December 26, 2011 9:39 am
 

Rangers' Torrealba hits umpire in Venezuela

 What a total jerk. Watching the video, ot doesn't even look like the umpire said anyting to him. Torrealba just appears to get madder and madder as he goes off on this guy and finally hauls off and hits him.
 Suspend this bum immediately. Uncalled for.



Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: December 26, 2011 9:17 am
 

Rangers' Torrealba hits umpire in Venezuela

I'm sorry but I don't care if this was in Japan or on Mars or where this took place. That was pure assault what he did to the umpire. And if i were his manager I would question as to whether or not a hothead like this belongs on my team.

MLB should suspend this guy 10 games at least, and require him to seek anger management. You can argue with an umpire, that is all part of the game. But just punching him like that is so uncalled for; you wonder what is next, maybe hitting him with the bat? As I said, it doesn't matter if it was in a non MLB league, it's the same as assault in a bar or on the street. MLB needs to look into this matter and suspend the jerk.



Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: December 26, 2011 1:42 am
 

Rangers' Torrealba hits umpire in Venezuela

What a punk move.  Looked like a bit of roid rage from a weak hitting catcher.  Maybe MLB can't do anything about the incident, but they should test him at every opportunity and basically become a pain in his butt for a while.  I'm sure he didn't win over any MLB umps for future calls with that debacle.



Since: Mar 21, 2009
Posted on: December 25, 2011 7:40 pm
 

Rangers' Torrealba hits umpire in Venezuela

Gross behavior at any level!! I see the sponsorship on the back of the jersey's(just like LITTLE LEAGUE) Doesn't mean you have to act like an amateur. The act is CRIMINAL on top of SHAMELESS&IGNORANT.Hard to believe a PUNK like that made it to the same level as Johnny Bench,Thurman Munson&Gary Carter.



Since: Nov 17, 2006
Posted on: December 25, 2011 6:36 pm
 

Rangers' Torrealba hits umpire in Venezuela

anyone know why the ump tossed him?  it looks to me that he got upset for stricking out and the ump decided to toss him for that.  if thats the case then i agree with every part of his reaction up to when he put his hands on the ump.  



Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 4:45 pm
 

Rangers' Torrealba hits umpire in Venezuela

Well he picked the right league to take his frustrations out in , I don't think MLB can do a damn thing about this...unless his team (Texas) want's to suspend him.
I really don't think that MLB and Texas Rangers could do much against Torrealba, when Torrealba hit the Umpire he was not working for the Rangers or MLB. Now the league that Torrealba is playing in should suspend him for about 5 games



Since: Dec 14, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 12:56 am
 

Rangers' Torrealba hits umpire in Venezuela

he struck out ! what a dummy.


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