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Briefs

Ump, Rays pitchers fined

– Major League Baseball fined umpire Tom Hallion and Tampa Bay pitchers David Price, Jeremy Hellickson and Matt Moore for their dustup last weekend.

Hallion was the plate umpire and crew chief during a game Sunday at Chicago against the White Sox and Price thought he missed a pitch. They exchanged words, and the AL Cy Young winner accused Hallion of directing an expletive at him. Hallion called Price a “liar” after the game.

Price, Hellickson and Moore later made comments about Hallion on Twitter. The pitchers were fined for violating MLB’s social media policy that forbids “displaying or transmitting content that questions the impartiality of or otherwise denigrates a major league umpire.”

Around the leagues

The Yankees placed pitcher Joba Chamberlain on the disabled list retroactive to April 28 with a strained right side. … Toronto put pitcher Josh Johnson on the 15-day disabled list because of inflammation in his right triceps. …

Colorado signed three-time All-Star pitcher Roy Oswalt to a minor-league deal. … Minor-league manager Daren Brown was added to the Seattle coaching staff, filling in while third-base coach Jeff Datz undergoes cancer treatment.

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