Ump regrets putting hand on Ordonez

Updated: May 15, 2009, 12:51 AM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- Umpire Paul Schrieber promptly issued an apology on Thursday morning for placing his hand on Detroit Tigers slugger Magglio Ordonez's back and steering him toward the dugout during a heated confrontation the previous night.

It took even less time for Ordonez and manager Jim Leyland to accept it.

"In yesterday's game, after I called Magglio Ordonez out on strikes, I inadvertently placed my hand on his back and ushered him away from home plate so I did not have to eject ...

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