Chicago Cubs infield prospect Javier Baez was ejected from a minor-league contest recently after arguing with an umpire who reversed a home run call.
According to the Des Moines Register, Baez hit a pitch in the third-inning down the foul line that was originally ruled a home run. After the umpires conferred, though, the call was reversed to a foul ball.
Iowa manager Marty Pevey was tossed for arguing the ruling. Baez flew out to end the at-bat, then got himself tossed for making his displeasure known to the umpire.
It’s hardly the first time Baez has flashed a temper during minor-league games. Baez was ejected from a game in April of 2014 for arguing a check-swing appeal. He waved off the umpire and threw his hands up to earn the ejection.
His teammates let him know that his behavior was unacceptable,and an argument with catcher Eli Whiteside ensued.
“I was mad, he was mad, everybody was mad,” Baez told the Des Moines Register. “We argued a little. Nothing personal.”
In addition to the ejections mentioned above, Baez was ejected at least twice during his stint at Double-A Tennessee back in 2013.Back to the Chicago Cubs Newsfeed