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Tampa Bay Rays' Joe Maddon, Carl Crawford not expected to be suspended after confronting umpire

ST. PETERSBURG — Neither LF Carl Crawford nor manager Joe Maddon is likely to be suspended when MLB rules on their Tuesday night ejections.

Both were involved in heated arguments with home-plate umpire Bob Davidson and appeared to make contact, albeit incidental. They are likely to be fined, as soon as today, but not face any further discipline.

"I hope I can clear free on this one," Crawford said. "In the past, Bob (Watson, MLB's disciplinarian) has been kind of tough on me, so he might do something. But I'm hoping they give me one of those free passes this time."

Crawford also disputed crew chief Tim Tschida's claim that Davidson told him "you're coming into my space here, back off." Said Crawford: "He didn't say nothing like that … just straight lied about that."

Maddon said Tuesday he considered it just a good old-fashioned baseball argument that shouldn't have any repercussions.

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Tampa Bay Rays' Joe Maddon, Carl Crawford not expected to be suspended after confronting umpire 05/26/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 10:50pm]
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