SAN FRANCISCO -- Los Angeles closer Eric Gagne was ejected
in the fifth inning of the Dodgers' game against the Giants on
Wednesday night -- even though he's on the disabled list.
Gagne apparently had been heckling home plate umpire Bill Hohn
from the Dodgers' dugout about balls and strikes. A moment after
Odalis Perez's low pitch to Deivi Cruz was called a ball, Hohn
pointed at the dugout and ejected Gagne.
Manager Jim Tracy briefly left the dugout to argue with Hohn,
but Gagne eventually went to the clubhouse.
Gagne, one of baseball's most dominant closers, won the NL Cy
Young award in 2003. He agreed to a two-year, $19 million contract
last winter, but went on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained
right elbow ligament on Saturday.