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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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Since: Mar 29, 2010
Posted on: December 24, 2011 1:51 pm
 

Rangers' Torrealba hits umpire in Venezuela

Not sure what MLB can actually since happened in another leauge. However, I think a one year suspension by MLB would be the correct response.



Since: Jun 28, 2009
Posted on: December 24, 2011 12:45 pm
 

Rangers' Torrealba hits umpire in Venezuela

Torrealba will also face a suspension and / or probably huge fines for his cowardly act in that game.  MLB at this point has no choice regardless of the fact that it occurred out of its "jurisdiction"  We can thank the speed and access of the internet for making this into a story, an international incident.  We just don't hit people this is something we are taught from day one in nursery school throughout the rest of our lives.  This guy is a multimiliionaire professional baseball player here in the United States at the very least he knows and understands the highest standards by which we play the game and the respect and the line we do not cross when it comes to our officials.  This shoud be really easy for MLB and the Rangers, he gave them both a nasty black eye along with that umpire.  He needs to and will be made the example of something you definitely don't do.



Since: Jul 28, 2007
Posted on: December 24, 2011 12:30 pm
 

Rangers' Torrealba hits umpire in Venezuela

You're an idiot.


goodmingto
Since: Dec 24, 2011
Posted on: December 24, 2011 12:24 pm
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Since: Jun 3, 2008
Posted on: December 24, 2011 11:55 am
 

Rangers' Torrealba hits umpire in Venezuela

grandma your and idiot, plain and simple



Since: Oct 18, 2007
Posted on: December 24, 2011 11:49 am
 

Rangers' Torrealba hits umpire in Venezuela

Not too often I agree with a Red Sox fan, but I sure believe he should be banned.  Brings back memories from the 'spitter' Alomar.  No class at all.



Since: Jan 28, 2007
Posted on: December 24, 2011 11:48 am
 

Rangers' Torrealba hits umpire in Venezuela

come on now... he didn't hit the ump... he pushed him a little at best... a love tap... that ump is a huge puss, he should grow a pair and quit crying!!!  more and more umps are trying to get in players faces.  the umps are trying to make the game about themselves.

THEY NEED TO KNOW THEIR ROLE!!

GRANDMA - OUT...



Since: May 1, 2011
Posted on: December 24, 2011 10:34 am
 

Rangers' Torrealba hits umpire in Venezuela

Now that's class, The a--hole ought to be banned from baseball.



Since: May 2, 2010
Posted on: December 24, 2011 10:27 am
 

Rangers' Torrealba hits umpire in Venezuela

This is an EASY situation to make an example of because nobody will have a problem with it.
Ban him from baseball for life and let everyone know the strict policy on player-to-umpire physical contact. 2 birds, 1 stone.

See ya punk!!


philsfan1
Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: December 24, 2011 10:07 am
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