Spokesman: No suspensions expected
Major League Baseball is not expected to issue disciplinary action against umpire Paul Schrieber following his altercation with Tigers manager Jim Leyland Wednesday night stemming from a bizarre scene in which Schrieber put his hand on Magglio Ordonez to try to direct him back towards the dugout following a disputed third strike.
Pat Courtney, Major League Baseball’s vice president for media relations, said in an email Thursday afternoon that the incident and surrounding statements had been examined.
“It was reviewed,” Courtney said. “[Schrieber] issued an apology pre-game and the matter is considered closed.”
Courtney said he believed that included all parties involved, including Leyland.