Earlier Friday, we noted that this has been a horrendous week as it pertains to relations between the players and the umpires. First, the Umpires Association criticized Major League Baseball for suspending San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado only one game. Then, San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey scolded replay officials for lacking accountability.
These things are said to come in three and, sure enough, the hat trick was completed on Friday afternoon when MLB suspended Texas Rangers third baseman Asdrubal Cabrera for four games for throwing gear at (and hitting) an umpire following an ejection.
Here's MLB's release:
Texas Rangers third baseman Asdrúbal Cabrera has received a four-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for throwing equipment from the dugout at Major League Umpire Bill Miller during the bottom of the sixth inning of Wednesday's game vs. the Cleveland Indians at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Joe Torre, Chief Baseball Officer for Major League Baseball, made the announcement.