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MLB announces suspensions

MLB announces suspensions
Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel watches his team play the Atlanta Braves in the 7th inning of a MLB baseball game at Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia, on September 27, 2011. The Phillies defeated the Braves 7-1. UPI Photo/Erik S. Lesser | License Photo

NEW YORK, May 18 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball announced Friday Philadelphia Manager Charlie Manuel and umpire Bob Davidson have been suspended for one game each.

Manuel and Davidson were involved in an argument during Philadelphia's game with Houston last Tuesday.

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During that contest Houston's Jason Castro reached first on a third-strike wild pitch. Manuel argued Davidson blocked catcher Brian Schneider's path to the ball.

Manuel yelled at Davidson from the dugout and was immediately ejected. The Philadelphia manager then charged onto the field and argued with Davidson with their noses almost touching.

Manuel sat out Friday's game against the Boston Red Sox.

A statement by MLB said Davidson's suspension came because he has previously violated baseball's standards for umpire conduct. Davidson did not work the opening game of a series between Minnesota and Milwaukee. A minor league umpire was called up to fill in for Davidson.

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