The Blue Jays and Rangers weren’t the only ones receiving suspension news on Tuesday. Per MLB Network’s Jon Heyman, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has been suspended one game for his meltdown after being ejected from Monday night’s game against the Twins. Ausmus will serve his suspension tonight.
Ausmus didn’t like a called strike three on Nick Castellanos, so he barked at home plate umpire Doug Eddings, who immediately ejected him. Ausmus came out to give Eddings his two cents, which included yelling in his face and then removing his sweater to drape it across home plate.
With Fredi Gonzalez having been fired by the Braves, Ausmus is now the most likely manager to get the pink slip next. His 17-21 Tigers are in fourth place in the AL Central, a far cry from where they thought they’d be after a busy offseason that brought in Jordan Zimmermann, Justin Upton, and Francisco Rodriguez.