Bryce Harper could be fined or suspended for Monday's outburst
Bryce Harper was unhappy with the home-plate umpire on Monday night -- which he expressed before his ejection and after Washington Nationals' walk-off win -- and now he could pay the price for his actions.
FOX Sports Insider Ken Rosenthal reports Major League Baseball could fine or suspend Harper after reviewing the situation.
#Nationals’ Harper facing fine or suspension for his actions after last night’s game. A player who is ejected is not allowed back on field.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) May 10, 2016
Harper was ejected while in the dugout in the ninth inning, moments before teammate Clint Robinson clubbed a game-winning homer. As the team celebrated the walk-off shot, Harper pointed at the umpire and yelled what he called a "couple choice words."
When questioned by reporters afterward, Harper didn't back down and didn't seem bothered by the idea of being fined.
"If I do, I do. I'll pay it. Maybe [the umpire will] get fined, too."
Harper, the reigning NL MVP, was walked twice more Monday to bring his total to 15 bases on balls in the past five games.