Ump Who Sued MLB To Call Dodgers-Padres NL Division Series
FILE - The Seattle Mariners play the Texas Rangers in the first inning of a baseball game at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. The World Series will be played entirely at the Texas Rangers new ballpark in Arlington, Texas, as part of a bubble agreement between Major League Baseball and the players association, the first time the sports championship will be played entirely at one site since 1944. As part of an agreement finalized Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, the Division Series, League Championship Series and World Series will be part of a bubble designed to minimize exposure to the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
NEW YORK: Angel Hernndez, who has sued Major League Baseball alleging racial discrimination, will umpire the NL Division Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres.
The Cuba-born Hernndez sued in July 2017, claiming he hadnt been assigned to the World Series since 2005 and hadnt been promoted to lead a crew. The case is undergoing pretrial motions in U.S. District Court in Manhattan.
He was made an interim crew chief this season after a dozen umps decided to sit out amid the coronavirus pandemic. During a Boston-New York Yankees AL Division Series game in 2018, Hernndez had three calls at first base reversed after replay reviews.
Mark Carlson, Jerry Meals, Bill Miller and Mark Wegner will be crew chiefs for the Division Series, the commissioner’s office said Monday.
David Rackley will work the plate for Tuesdays Tampa Bay-Yankees AL Division Series opener in San Diego, joined by CB Bucknor (first), Carlson (second), Todd Tichenor (third), Marvin Hudson (left) and Mike Estabrook (right).
Tripp Gibson will work the plate for Tuesdays Oakland-Houston AL Division Series opener in Los Angeles, joined by Ed Hickox (first), Meals (second), Laz Diaz (third), Ron Kulpa (left) and Adrian Johnson (right).
Lance Barrett will work the plate for Wednesdays Dodgers-Padres opener in Arlington, Texas, joined by Hernndez (first), Miller (second), Doug Eddings (third), Alfonso Marquez (left) and Quinn Wolcott (right).
Andy Fletcher will work the plate for Wednesdays Atlanta-Miami NL Division Series opener in Houston, joined by Dan Bellino (first), Wegner (second), Bil Welke (third), Chris Guccione (left) and Stu Scheurwater (right).
Division Series umpires are eligible for selection for the World Series.
Adam Hamari, Brian Knight, D.J. Reyburn and Carlos Torres will be the replay umpires at the commissioners office in New York.
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