MLB News: Aroldis Chapman Earns Multi-Game Suspension

Pittsburgh Pirates veteran reliever Aroldis Chapman went a little bit too far with the umpires on Monday night, and his actions have now cost him a two-game suspension and a fine from major league baseball.

MLB said the discipline was handed out for "inappropriate actions".  

Chapman basically lost it after a questionable Ball 3 call against the New York Mets' Francisco Alvarez at Citi Field, and after ensuing events, including a double-steal and a two-run double, he began going at it with home plate umpire Edwin Moscoso. Of course, arguing balls and strikes is a no-no for the umps, and the 7-time All-Star was tossed from the game. 

"He evidently said something that the umpire did not like," Pirates manager Derek Shelton said after the game.

The left-handed flame-thrower took the loss after surrendering three runs and recording just one out during his 8th-inning appearance. He is permitted to appeal the suspension.

Chapman, in 5.2 innings this season, has allowed just two hits but has walked an untenable six batters in that span, while striking out 11. He has one save. 

The walks have been piling up for the Cuban reliever the past few years, and he is no longer trusted as a closer. 

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