Manny Machado denies he made contact with plate umpire Bill Welke on Saturday night after being ejected and said he'll appeal his one-game suspension and fine.
"I've just never seen anyone get suspended for arguing balls and strikes, so we'll see what happens," Machado said.
Major League Baseball said the punishment was for "aggressively arguing and making contact'' with Welke.
Asked if he made contact, Machado said: "Not that I believe, so no, but everyone has their own right to write what they want. We have our case and we're going to wait to see what the appeal comes back with. We always have the right to argue balls and strikes and give our opinion on it.
"You could see the video. I mean, I was right the whole way. There's video for it."