NEW YORK – Yankees manager Aaron Boone went on a profane rant Thursday after rookie umpire Brennan Miller called Brett Gardner out on strikes in the second inning of a doubleheader opener against Tampa Bay.
Gardner returned to the dugout, slammed his bat into the bat rack nine times, then eight times into the dugout roof. Microphones caught Boone's yelling the pitch was outside mixed with profanities to Miller, an International League crew chief who made his big league debut April 20 as a call-up umpire.
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Mike Trout was back in the Angels lineup after missing the previous three games due to a mildly strained right calf. The two-time AL MVP was the designated hitter Thursday against the Houston Astros. ... The Reds placed two catchers on the injured list as Curt Casali went on the 10-day list with a right knee sprain and Kyle Farmer was placed on the seven-day concussion list after taking two foul balls off his mask in the ninth inning of Tuesday's game against the Cubs. ... Ernie Broglio, a 21-game winner in 1960 who is remembered most as the player traded by the St. Louis Cardinals for Hall of Famer Lou Brock, has died. He was 83.