Rangers' AA prospect suspended

April, 27, 2011
4/27/11
10:31
PM CT
Rangers prospect Engel Beltre of AA Frisco has been suspended for an indefinite period by the Texas League.

Beltre’s suspension was part of the fallout from an incident involving a few San Antonio fans and some Frisco players in a 6-5 Frisco road loss Tuesday afternoon.

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said water bottles were thrown on the field by fans and a plastic garbage can was thrown into the stands from the Frisco dugout. Daniels confirmed it was thrown by Beltre, the only player suspended by the league.

“It is definitely not something we condone,’’ Daniels said. “It is a black eye for all involved.’’

The Rangers are considering sending the suspended 21-year-old center fielder to Surprise, Ariz., for extended spring training work, Daniels said.

A ball hit by Frisco’s Mike Bianucci first ruled a go-ahead three-run home run in the ninth inning was changed by umpires to a double. Both Frisco manager Steve Buechele and pitching coach Jeff Andrews were thrown out of the game in an ensuing argument.

A strikeout of the next Frisco batter ended the game and touched off the incident.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Yu Darvish
WINS ERA SO IP
10 3.06 182 144
OTHER LEADERS
BAA. Beltre .323
HRA. Beltre 17
RBIA. Beltre 65
RA. Beltre 64
OPSA. Beltre .879
ERAY. Darvish 3.06
SOY. Darvish 182