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MLB fines umpire Hallion, Price & 2 Rays teammates

Thursday - 5/2/2013, 7:14pm  ET

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price yells in the dugout after exchanging words with home plate umpire Tom Hallion during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago, Sunday, April 28, 2013. Tampa Bay won 8-3. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Major League Baseball fined umpire Tom Hallion and Tampa Bay pitchers David Price, Jeremy Hellickson and Matt Moore for their dustup last weekend.

Each of the pitchers was fined $1,000. It was unknown how much Hallion was docked.

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 while he walked off the field.

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."

Price said that he didn't want Hallion to be fined, only to be given an apology. After the Rays-Royals game was postponed on Thursday, Price said, "I've got no more comments."

Asked if he was happy the saga was over, Price replied, "I guess so."


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