Oakland's Coco Crisp suspended 1 game for throwing bat
NEW YORK (AP) Oakland Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp has been suspended for one game for intentionally throwing his bat toward home plate umpire D.J. Reyburn.
The bat hit Reyburn's foot after Crisp struck out to end the fifth inning of Oakland's 3-1 victory Thursday night at Houston. Crisp was ejected following his third strikeout of the game.
The suspension was announced Friday by Joe Garagiola Jr., the senior vice president of standards and on-field operations for Major League Baseball.
Crisp apologized after the game and said he didn't mean for the bat to end up so close to Reyburn. He said: ''That was pretty bad. Just also to let him know that I didn't want it to come out where it was going to hit him.''
Crisp went 0 for 3 to end a 12-game hitting streak, which was the longest active streak in the majors.