John Farrell has been suspended one game by Major League Baseball and fined an undisclosed amount for his actions during Saturday's game between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Angels.
Farrell will serve his punishment on Tuesday when the Red Sox face the Minnesota Twins.
He was ejected for arguing a balk call on Saturday. Bill Miller, the crew chief, called a balk on Boston's Fernando Abad with Cameron Maybin on third, giving the Angels a run and a 5-1 lead.
Dustin Pedroia came charging in, pointing to home plate when the balk was called. Kole Calhoun, the batter, stepped out, and home plate ump Ryan Blakney appeared to raise his hands, signaling time. Farrell came charging out.
"Time was called. Time was clearly called before the balk was called," Farrell said. "So that was the dispute."
The umpires then met for a minute or so and allowed the run. Farrell got in a heated argument with Miller -- with the two going nose to nose and spittle flying -- and was tossed for his first ejection of the season.