Red Sox Closer Jonathan Papelbon Suspended for Three Games for Altercation With Tony Randazzo

Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon was suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed amount after an altercation with umpire Tony Randazzo.

After arguing balls and strikes in Saturday’s extra-inning win over the Oakland Athletics, Papelbon was thrown out by Randazzo.

MLB issued a statement Tuesday, stating it was suspending the four-time All-Star because of “his inappropriate actions, which included making contact with [the] home plate umpire.”

The suspension shouldn’t affect Papelbon’s availability in the upcoming series against the New York Yankees, as he is appealing the decision.

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