Blue Jays hitting coach suspended 14 games for incident with umpires
Toronto Blue Jays hitting coach Brook Jacoby has been suspended for 14 games "for his postgame conduct toward the umpire crew" after a game against the Boston Red Sox last Wednesday, MLB announced Monday.
The team announced it will appeal Jacoby's suspension but will not comment until the appeal is heard.
Longtime MLB reporter Peter Gammons reported Sunday that MLB sent a memo to teams reminding them not to exit the field at Fenway Park until the umpires are in their dressing room because of an "ugly incident" that occurred last week. The umpires exit the field at Fenway through a tunnel in the visitors' dugout.
Sportsnet's Bill Blair reports the incident occurred after Russell Martin struck out looking to end Wednesday's game, a 4–1 Toronto loss. "It was nothing you don’t see on the field," a source told Blair. "It didn’t last long. Bunch of guys chirping at each other."
Jacoby, 55, is in his first season with the Blue Jays. He had previously served as the hitting coach for the Cincinnati Reds, following an 11-year MLB career.
- Dan Gartland