FINED: Major League Baseball has fined umpire Tom Hallion and Tampa Bay pitchers David Price, Jeremy Hellickson and Matt Moore for their dustup last weekend.
Hallion was the plate umpire and crew chief during a game Sunday at Chicago against the White Sox and Price thought he missed a pitch. They exchanged words and the AL Cy Young winner accused Hallion of directing an expletive at him.
Hallion called Price a “liar” after the game.
Price, Hellickson and Moore later made comments about Hallion on Twitter. The pitchers were fined for violating MLB’s social media policy that forbids “displaying or transmitting content that questions the impartiality of or otherwise denigrates a major league umpire.”
BLUE JAYS: Put pitcher Josh Johnson on the 15-day disabled list because of inflammation in his right triceps and say lefty Ricky Romero will make his season debut this weekend. They also recalled right-hander Brad Lincoln.
WHITE SOX: Starter Jake Peavy was scratched from Thursday’s start against Texas with back spasms.
YANKEES: Joba Chamberlain became the 10th player on the team’s disabled list as the reliever has a strained oblique on his right side.
PADRES: Recalled right-handed pitcher Brad Boxberger from Triple-A Tucson and optioned lefty Robbie Erlin to Triple-A.
BREWERS: Activated infielder Jeff Bianchi (bursitis in his left hip) from the 15-day disabled list and sent outfielder Khris Davis to Triple-A Nashville.
ROCKIES: Signed Roy Oswalt, 35, to a minor league deal. He is 163-96 for his career and 4-0 with a 2.25 ERA at Coors Field.