Umpire Joe West will not be suspended after the altercation between him and White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen, but he will be a little lighter in the pockets according to a report from the Associated Press.
Joe West, White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen and pitcher Mark Buehrle have been fined by Major League Baseball for their recent balk flap.
A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that there weren’t any suspensions. The amount of the fines imposed Friday was not known.
While it was originally assumed that the punishment would fall on just Guillen and West, Buehrle’s comments to Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan Thursday likely fueled the fire.
“I think he’s too worried about promoting his CD,” Buehrle said, “and I think he likes seeing his name in the papers a little bit too much instead of worrying about the rules.”