Rays' Maddon admits violating rule
Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon admits he broke a rule when he let outfielder Sam Fuld warm up as a pitcher but pulled him before he threw a pitch.
Fuld pinch-hit in the top of the eighth inning Monday night, then took the mound with an 8-1 lead.
The umpires said they thought Fuld was sore.
''We got away with violating a rule,'' Maddon said Tuesday. ''There were no shenanigans, no misinformation. I just think there was a miscommunication.''
Maddon said Major League Baseball executive Joe Torre called him. Maddon apologized to the umpires. Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said he had no dispute.