San Diego Padres star Manny Machado was suspended one game by MLB for “aggressively arguing and making contact” with home plate umpire Bill Welke on Saturday.
As news of his suspension broke on Monday, it was also reported that Machado is appealing it, denying he contacted Welke at all.
Breaking: MLB has suspended #Padres 3B Manny Machado for one game for "aggressively arguing" and making contact with umpire Bill Welke in Colorado on Saturday. Machado will appeal the ruling. pic.twitter.com/ncksG4r8F7— Troy Hirsch (@troyhirschfox5) June 17, 2019
On Tuesday, the MLB Umpires Association lashed out at Machado with a scathing statement over the incident.