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Yanks' Russell Martin talks with MLB

Updated: June 2, 2012, 12:03 AM ET
By Rob Parker | ESPNNewYork.com

New York Yankees catcher Russell Martin said he spoke to MLB on Friday about his spat with home plate umpire Laz Diaz.

Joe Torre, MLB's vice president for baseball operations, called to find out about the incident -- in which Diaz wouldn't allow Martin to throw new baseballs to his pitchers after fouls in the Yankees' 6-5 victory over the Angels on Wednesday. It was Diaz's way of punishing Martin because he argued some balls and strikes.

"He just wanted to know what happened," ...

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