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Loney appealing one-game suspension, fine for bumping ump

OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 22: James Loney #21 of the Tampa Bay Rays argues with home plate umpire Paul Nauert #39 after Nauert threw Loney out of the game against the Oakland Athletics in the top of the six inning at O.co Coliseum on August 22, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 22: James Loney #21 of the Tampa Bay Rays argues with home plate umpire Paul Nauert #39 after Nauert threw Loney out of the game against the Oakland Athletics in the top of the six inning at O.co Coliseum on August 22, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Tampa Bay Rays first baseman James Loney has been suspended one game and fined an undisclosed amount by Major League Baseball for making contact with umpire Paul Nauert in Saturday's game at Oakland.

Loney appealed the sanctions announced Tuesday and will be able to continue playing until the appeal process is completed.

Loney was ejected after striking out in the sixth inning Saturday and later bumped Nauert during an argument.

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