NEW YORK (AP) -The union for baseball umpires will not contest the season-ending suspension given to Mike Winters for using a profanity aimed at San Diego's Milton Bradley last weekend.
The World Umpires Association issued a contrite statement Thursday, and union spokesman Lamell McMorris said the WUA would not challenge the penalty handed down by Major League Baseball a day earlier.
l on the remainder of their season, and we look forward to having Mike back on the field next year.''
McMorris said Winters does not plan to telephone Bradley, who tore a knee ligament when Padres manager Bud Black spun him to the ground to keep him from going after the umpire during Sunday's 7-3 loss to Colorado in San Diego.
Bradley had knee surgery Thursday in Cincinnati to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in his right knee.
Winters will not work during the postseason, a baseball official said. He umpired during last year's World Series and would have been in line to work a league championship series this season.
San Diego claimed Winters baited Bradley, who has had a volatile temper in the past, into the confrontation.

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