Jays' Lawrie in lineup a day after ump altercation
TORONTO (AP) — Brett Lawrie is in the lineup for the Toronto Blue Jays a day after his altercation with an umpire.
Blue Jays manager John Farrell says Lawrie hopes to apologize to umpire Bill Miller for hitting him with his batting helmet after being ejected from Monday's game.
Lawrie was tossed in the ninth inning after complaining about strike calls. When he threw his helmet on the ground, it bounced up and hit Miller in the hip.
Farrell says he has already spoken to Major League Baseball about the episode.
Lawrie was in the lineup at third base Wednesday night against the New York Yankees. The same umpire crew was set to work the game, with Miller at third base.