|Culbreth and crew's conference concerning changes.|
MLB announced the discipline as a press release, explaining that because Culbreth was the crew chief during this episode of rules misapplication, he received both a two-game suspension and a fine. As crewmates, Johnson, Welke and O'Nora were fined, but not suspended. Astros skipper Bo Porter apologized while Scioscia largely refrained from comment.
The press release also stated that the Office of the Commission would determine the dates of Culbreth's two-game suspension. On Friday night, Culbreth was the plate umpire in Tampa Bay with his fully intact crew.
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