Torrealba suspended for 3 games

Updated: June 16, 2010, 9:51 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- San Diego Padres catcher Yorvit Torrealba was suspended for three games Wednesday after making contact with an umpire.

Torrealba said he planned to appeal the penalty. That would allow him to keep playing until a hearing was held.

"Three days is way too much. I didn't mean to touch him," Torrealba said.

Torrealba was ejected in the ninth inning of Monday's 6-3 home loss to the Blue Jays for arguing with umpire Larry Vanover after taking a called third strike. He also ...

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