Rangers' Asdrubal Cabrera Suspended 4 Games for Throwing Equipment at Umpire

Megan ArmstrongCorrespondent IIJune 21, 2019

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - JUNE 19:  Asdrubal Cabrera #14 of the Texas Rangers runs after hitting a homerun against the Cleveland Indians in the second inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on June 19, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Texas Rangers third baseman Asdrubal Cabrera has been suspended four games for throwing equipment from the dugout at umpire Bill Miller in Thursday night's game against the Cleveland Indians, according to USA Today's Bob Nightengale

The Dallas Morning News' Evan Grant added that Cabrera is also facing a fine. 

Cabrera had been ejected in the sixth inning for arguing balls and strikes. The 33-year-old was frustrated with a called third strike, marking his third strikeout of the game. While Rangers manager Chris Woodward went out to discuss it with Miller, Cabrera threw his batting gloves at them. 

Cabrera is in a bit of a slump. Following Thursday's three-strikeout performance, the two-time All-Star has gone 2-for-17 with eight strikeouts this week. 

Overall this season—his first as a Ranger—Cabrera is hitting .242 with 11 home runs and 43 RBI. 

Depending on whether Cabrera decides to appeal, his suspension could begin Friday night. If he appeals, he can continue to play while it is pending.

Should Cabrera serve his suspension without appeal, the Rangers will presumably start Logan Forsythe at third. Forsythe replaced Cabrera Thursday night.

On the season, Forsythe has been a utility infielder and appeared in 11 games (eight starts) at third. The 32-year-old is hitting .268 with three home runs and 28 RBI. 

Entering Friday's matchup with the Chicago White Sox, the Rangers own a 40-35 record and second place in the AL West.