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.
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.