MLB: Dempster didn't bean Braun
Chicago Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster has been cleared of any wrongdoing after Major League Baseball officials reviewed an incident involving the Brewers' Ryan Braun, according to the Chicago Tribune's Web site.
During the fifth inning of Saturday's 12-6 Brewers win in Milwaukee, Dempster was ruled to have hit Braun in the head with a pitch. However, replays of the incident showed the ball grazed his bat instead, the Tribune reported. Braun was also leaning into a bunt when the pitch went up and in.
Milwaukee manager Ken Macha had asked MLB to investigate and accused Dempster of throwing at Braun's head.
"I think the league frowns at people throwing at other people's heads," Macha said after the Brewers lost 4-2 to the Cubs on Sunday. "I don't know if [baseball's vice president for discipline] Bob Watson has looked at it."
Cubs general manager Jim Hendry had a different opinion.
"I never thought there was any reason to look into that in the first place," he said, according to the Tribune. "I never even gave it a second thought."Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.