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Rangers coach suspended for run-in with ump

Updated: May 4, 2006, 8:43 PM ET
Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers third base coach Steve Smith began a five-game suspension Thursday night for a confrontation with umpire Brian O'Nora in Cleveland last week.

In addition to the suspension, Major League Baseball fined Smith an undisclosed amount for "inappropriate and aggressive actions" toward an umpire.

O'Nora called Texas' Mark Teixeira out at the plate last Friday. Smith was ejected for arguing.

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