Source: Francona won't be suspended

May, 10, 2011
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According to a Major League Baseball source, Red Sox manager Terry Francona will not be suspended for his on-field confrontation with umpire Joe West on Friday. It is unknown if West will be punished.

On Tuesday in Toronto, Francona denied any wrongdoing in the skirmish with West that included some bumping between skipper and umpire following a disputed balk call on Tim Wakefield.

“I didn’t bump anybody, I don’t know what you’re watching,” Francona said. “I might have taken a charge.”

Editor's note: Due to an error, this report originally indicated Francona would not be disciplined. We have adjusted it to indicate he would not be suspended.

Gordon Edes

Red Sox reporter, ESPNBoston.com

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