NEW YORK, July 15 (UPI) -- Boston Red Sox pitcher David Wells was suspended six games Friday for making contact with two umpires.
He also was fined an undisclosed amount. The punishment was announced by Major League Baseball.
In a 6-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on July 2 at Fenway Park, the veteran left-hander made contact with umpires Chris Guccione and Angel Hernandez after he voiced his displeasure with balls and strikes calls.
Wells has appealed the suspension.
For the season, he is 6-5 with a 5.00 ERA over 90 innings with 11 walks and 49 strikeouts.
Wells has allowed 106 hits and 50 runs. He started Friday night's game against the New York Yankees.