Lugo ejected by umpire Joe West

Baltimore Orioles second baseman Julio Lugo was ejected by plate

umpire Joe West after throwing an elbow guard over his head

following a fifth-inning strikeout in Tuesday night’s game against

Tampa Bay.

After taking a called third strike for the third out, Lugo threw

his bat and helmet to the ground. As he was walking toward his

defensive position, Lugo removed the guard on his left arm, which

he threw over his head and it ended up in the batter’s box.

West then threw Lugo out of the game. The infielder returned to

the plate area and was restrained by first base coach John


Orioles manager Buck Showalter left the dugout and had a short

conversion with West.

Lugo started in place of Brian Roberts, who didn’t feel well

before the game and was a late scratch from the starting