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Ohka fined by Nationals

June 6, 2005 at 2:29 PM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) -- Washington Nationals pitcher Tomo Ohka was fined by the team following an incident with Nationals Manager Frank Robinson.

Ohka turned his back on Robinson after the manager decided to make a pitching change in the fourth inning of Saturday night's contest against Florida. As the pitcher was leaving the mound, Robinson had to grab the ball from Ohka's hand. The team called it an act of contempt.

"One thing you can't do on a Major League ball club is have a player show up the manager," interim General Manager Jim Bowden told Dave Shea of the Nationals radio network shortly before Washington's 6-3 win Sunday over the Marlins.

The team did not reveal the amount of the fine nor say anything about Ohka's future with Washington. The right-hander is 4-3 with a 3.33 ERA this season.

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