Report: MLB investigating Price, Hallion incident

MLB is looking into an incident between Rays pitcher David Price and umpire Tom Hallion on Sunday.

Major League Baseball is investigating an incident between Tampa Bay Rays left-hander David Price and umpire Tom Hallion, the Tampa Bay Times is reporting.

To recap: Price accused Hallion, 56, of cursing at him following Price’s final out of an eventual 8-3 Tampa Bay Rays victory over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.

According to Price, Hallion, then at home plate, told him to “throw the ball over the f--- plate” as the pitcher walked off the field in the seventh inning. (Earlier, Price had taken a step toward his dugout after what he thought was a third strike for the final out against batter Dewayne Wise.)

Rays right-hander Jeremy Hellickson, sitting in the dugout at the time of the exchange between Price and Hallion, was ejected after allegedly responding to the umpire. Hallion, to a pool reporter after the game, called Price “a liar” when told of the player’s account of the events. Price reacted with a number of pointed tweets after the game, including one that alluded to Hallion as a coward.  

In addition to Price’s responses, tweets from Hellickson and Rays left-hander Matt Moore could be investigated.  

— Matt Moore(@MattyMoe55) April 28, 2013

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