Boston Red Sox manager John Ferrell will not be suspended for returning to the field after being ejected during last Friday’s game.
Boston Red Sox manager John Ferrell will not be suspended for returning to the field after being ejected during last Friday’s game, ESPN’s Scott Lauber reports.
Farrell was ejected after arguing a called strike on David Ortiz in the ninth inning with one out and the bases loaded. He left the dugout momentarily, but returned and ran out onto the field to restrain Ortiz, who was ultimately also ejected for disputing being called out on strikes.
Farrell said over the weekend that he returned to the field to prevent Ortiz’s confrontation of the home-plate umpire from turning physical.
In accordance with major league rules, players and coaches must leave the field and the dugout after being ejected.
Farrell could still face a fine, as is customary with ejections, but the amounts are not announced by the league. Farrell told ESPN on Monday that he still had not heard from MLB about punishment for his actions.
Watch video of both ejections here.