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Yorvit Torrealba strikes umpire

Updated: December 24, 2011, 12:32 PM ET
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Texas Rangers catcher Yorvit Torrealba struck a home plate umpire in the face after striking out in a Venezuelan League game on Friday.

After swinging at strike three, Torrealba immediately began a heated argument with Dario Rivera Jr. over a previous strike call during the at-bat.

Roughly 15 seconds into the exchange, Torrealba struck the umpire in the mask.

It's unclear what type of punishment Torrealba, a member of the Leones del Caracas squad, will face from the Venezuelan ...

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