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Guillen gets in arguing practice

FORT MYERS — While the Marlins worked on their hitting, pitching and fielding, new manager Ozzie Guillen practiced, too.

His arguing, that is.

Guillen was ejected from a spring training game for disputing a foul ball, then got a wave goodbye from Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine in Boston's 5-3 win in 10 innings Monday.

"A little excitement, set the tone, protecting my players. That's it," Guillen said later.

Known for his volatile nature, Guillen was tossed by first-base umpire Tim Timmons in the sixth inning after a grounder down the line by Miami's Terry Tiffee was ruled foul.

The play came with one out, runners on second and third, and Boston ahead 3-2. Red Sox reliever Andrew Bailey had started into his set position for the next pitch when time was called.

"My first-base coach told me the ball was fair," Guillen said. "I got to believe him. We should be 3-3. That happens. Spring training for everyone."

Guillen walked from the dugout, shouted and banged his hands together a few times. After about 20 seconds, Guillen exited across the diamond toward the visitor's clubhouse in leftfield.

As he left, Guillen also had some words for third-base umpire Tim Tschida. Guillen got a sendoff from Valentine, with the new Red Sox manager waving a couple of times at Guillen.

Timmons declined comment.

"The home plate ump (and I), we were, 'What just happened?' " Tiffee said. "I don't know what he said."

contigency PLAN: Right-hander Lance Lynn is the Cardinals' "Plan B" for dealing with the potential absence of former Cy Young award winner Chris Carpenter. Expected to be a reliever, Lynn is a possible starter in case Carpenter is unable to recover from a bulging disc in his neck. He's set to make his first start of the spring Wednesday against the Astros.

In other Cardinals news, outfielder Carlos Beltran went 2-for-4 in his return to the lineup following a bout with the flu.

DUI charge: Mets bullpen catcher Eric Langill was charged in a drunken driving crash in Port St. Lucie. The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office reported that Langill, 32, was arrested Sunday night after losing control at a traffic circle, crashing into a concrete fountain and flipping his car.

In other Mets news, left-handed reliever Tim Byrdak is scheduled to have surgery today to fix a tear in his left knee and will miss four to six weeks, and star third baseman David Wright got a cortisone shot for his ailing rib cage.

A'S: Manager Bob Melvin said the closer battle is between left-hander Brian Fuentes, who has 199 career saves but struggled last season, and former Rays right-hander Grant Balfour, who posted a 2.47 ERA in 62 innings as a setup man last season. … Centerfielder Jason Pridie, a former Rays farmhand, was suspended 50 games for a second violation of a drug of abuse under baseball's minor-league testing program.

BRAVES: Right-hander Tim Hudson, recovering from November back surgery, told the Atlanta Journal Constitution that he could be cleared to throw off a mound this week and hopes to return to the rotation by May 1.

D'BACKS: Left-hander Joe Saunders said he does not think he will miss any time after being hit in the left shin by a line drive in the game against the Indians.

INDIANS: Dominican Republic prosecutors said right-hander Roberto Hernandez, formerly known as Fausto Carmona, has agreed to a deal to have false identity charges against him dropped in return for completing a work program in his Caribbean homeland.

TIGERS: Right-handed reliever David Pauley, who was acquired along with right-handed starter Doug Fister from the Mariners last summer, was released.

Guillen gets in arguing practice 03/12/12 [Last modified: Monday, March 12, 2012 8:58pm]
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