Tampa Bay's first baseman has been suspended one game for making contact with umpire Paul Nauert on Saturday.
After striking out looking in the sixth inning of Saturday's win over the Athletics, Loney was ejected by home plate umpire Paul Nauert for flipping his bat and spiking his helmet. Upon hearing the call, Loney thrust himself at Nauert to explain how he felt about the decision.
Heading into Tuesday night's game, the Rays sit two and a half games out of a wild card spot. The team's 62-62 record also has them fourth in the American League East divisional standings.