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Toronto's Lawrie Disciplined

Third baseman Brett Lawrie of the Toronto Blue Jays has received a four-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for his aggressive actions toward Umpire Bill Miller, which included throwing his helmet in Miller’s vicinity, during the bottom of the ninth inning of last night’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Rogers Centre. Joe Garagiola, Jr., Senior Vice President of Standards & On-Field Operations for Major League Baseball, made the announcement.

 Unless appealed, Lawrie is scheduled to begin serving his suspension tonight, when the Blue Jays are to host the New York Yankees.  If appealed, Lawrie’s suspension will be held in abeyance until the process is complete.