Jays hitting coach suspended for contact with ump

by Daryn Albert - Blue Jays hitting coach Guillermo Martinez was suspended five games and fined an undisclosed amount for making contact with umpire Doug Eddings while exchanging the lineup card before Wednesday's game against the White Sox, the league announced Friday.

Toronto Blue Jays hitting coach Guillermo Martinez suspended 5 games, fined for conduct during pregame lineup card exchange play Blue Jays hitting coach gets ejected before the game even starts (0:25) The Blue Jays hitting coach Guillermo Martínez gets tossed during the lineup card exchange. (0:25) 2:41 PM ET Jesse RogersESPN Staff Writer Close Jesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers MLB for ESPN.com. Toronto Blue Jays hitting coach Guillermo Martinez was suspended five games and fined an undisclosed amount for making contact with umpire Doug Eddings and for his unsportsmanlike conduct while exchanging the lineup card before Wednesday's game against the Chicago White Sox , the league announced Friday. Editor's Picks Jays' hitting coach ejected in pregame exchange 1d Jesse Rogers After shaking hands with the umpires at home plate, Martinez was ejected from the game. He then proceeded to argue face-to-face with Eddings before heading back to the Toronto dugout. The disagreement was likely a carryover from the night before, when Eddings was the home plate umpire Tuesday. Several close calls led to arguments from both benches during the back-and-forth game, and Blue Jays pitching coach Pete Walker was ejected. The White Sox would go on to win 7-6 in 12 innings. Coaches and managers are not permitted to appeal suspensions, so Martinez will begin serving his on Friday when the Blue Jays play at Milwaukee .