Video: Joey Votto ejected, bumps umpire

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Joey Votto is probably facing a suspension for this scene Wednesday at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park …

The initial ejection seemed a little unwarranted — how many other players spike their equipment after striking out? — but that’s no excuse to make contact with an umpire. You can see in the video that Votto also exchanged some words with Pirates starter Gerrit Cole. “You pitch, I hit,” was the PG-rated part.

Brewers sign Gio Gonzalez

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Ken Rosenthal reports that the Milwaukee Brewers have signed Gio Gonzalez. Gonzalez will get a $2 million base salary with $2 million in potential performance bonuses.

Gonzalez was excellent for the Brewers down the stretch last season, posting a 2.13 ERA over his final five regular season starts. While it’s not likely he can replicate that, given how terrible Milwaukee’s rotation has been thus far — they have a 5.74 ERA as a group this season — he can’t hurt.

Not a bad landing pad for a guy who had to settle for a minor league deal with the Yankees before being released over the weekend.