Manny Machado to appeal fine, one-game suspension for bumping ump

Manny Machado will appeal his fine and suspension.

The Padres infielder received an undisclosed sanction and one-game ban Monday for “aggressively arguing and making contact with” umpire Bill Welke during Saturday’s game against the Rockies at Coors Field.

But Machado claimed he never touched Welke.

“He pointed, but I was way too into the zone of letting him hear what I had to say on what I thought about the whole call,” Machado said, via the San Diego Union-Tribune. “I didn’t touch him. I didn’t think I touched him. The video says it also. Like I said, we’re going to appeal it. I think we’ve got a good case. I don’t think anyone has ever gotten suspended a game for arguing balls and strikes.

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