MILWAUKEE (AP) -Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella's suspension was set at four games Monday by Major League Baseball for his weekend dirt-kicking tantrum against an umpire.
The commissioner's office originally planned to suspend Piniella for five games, then reduced the penalty by one game after the manager spoke with John McHale Jr., MLB's executive vice president for administration.
Piniella started serving the penalty Sunday, when baseball said he was being suspended indefinitely pending his talk with McHale.
He was ejected by umpire Mark Wegner in the eighth inning of Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves at Wrigley Field after Angel Pagan was thrown out trying to steal third.
Piniella ran onto the field and kicked dirt as he argued and tossed his cap. The commissioner's office said Piniella made contact with Wegner, an allegation the manager denied.
Advertisement
Advertisement

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail MLB Home Run Champion Odds Which player will hit the most regular season home runs in Major League Baseball in 2017? Let's take a look at the odds.
Thumbnail Middle infielder fills big hole as camp opens After using his 10-and-5 rights to veto a trade to the Braves in November, Brandon Phillips has clearly warmed to the idea of...
Thumbnail Red Sox remain favored to win AL Pennant Which team is favored to win the American League Pennant in 2017? Here are on the odds.
Thumbnail 2017 MLB Win Totals The 2017 MLB regular season win totals have been released and the Cubs have the highest win total, while the Padres own the lowest.
Thumbnail 2017 World Baseball Classic Odds The 2017 World Baseball Classic starts on March 6 and runs through the 22nd. Here's a look at the odds for each team to win it all this year.

MLB Team Pages