MIAMI, July 22 (UPI) -- Atlanta Braves Manager Bobby Cox was suspended one game and fined an undisclosed amount of money Tuesday.
The penalty, announced by Major League Baseball, was for his inappropriate conduct and comments during Sunday's 15-6 loss to the Washington Nationals. Cox was to sit out Atlanta's Tuesday game at Florida.
Cox was ejected in the third inning by home plate umpire Chris Guccione for arguing balls and strikes. The Braves allowed six runs over the first three frames with Atlanta pitching issuing two bases-loaded walks, the second leading to Cox's ejection.
Cox is the winningest manager in Braves franchise history. He is in his 27th season as a major league manager and his 23rd year as Atlanta's manager. (1978-81, 1990-present).