Tumpane becomes full-time MLB umpire

NEW YORK (AP) John Tumpane has been appointed by Major League Baseball to be a full-time umpire.

Tumpane, a pro umpire since 2002 has worked at the Triple-A level since 2009. The 33-year-old has also umpired in the Gulf Coast League (Rookie league), the New York-Penn League (Single-A), the South Atlantic League (Single-A), the Florida State League (Single-A), the Eastern League (Double-A), the International League (Triple-A) and the Pacific Coast League (Triple-A).

He worked his first spring training game in 2009 and served as an umpire at the 2008 Futures Game and worked the inaugural MLB umpire camp in 2006.

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He will continue to work with the crew of Jeff Kellogg.