White Sox manager Rick Renteria ejected in 13-7 loss

GLENDALE, Ariz. — It’s not every day a manager gets ejected from a Cactus League game, but Rick Renteria did just that after Carson Fulmer’s verbal exchange with Quinn Wolcott riled up the umpire during the White Sox’ 13-7 loss to the Dodgers on Saturday at Camelback Ranch.

Fulmer, who allowed three runs in four innings, and the Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda were not pleased with Wolcott’s zone. Fulmer let Wolcott know he was unhappy with a two-strike ball call on a cutter to Chase Utley that led to a walk and a run in the third.

Renteria went nose-to-nose with Wolcott and got tossed.

“Our manager is here for us,” Fulmer said. “There’s a sense of security here having a manager who will do that for you.’’

Chicago White Sox manager Rick Renteria, left, argues with umpire Quinn Wolcott just before being ejected during the third inning of the team's spring training baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. The Dodgers defeated the White Sox 13-7. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

“We just had a couple of words,” Renteria said. “Just wanted to make sure he was OK with Fulmer. It got a little out of hand, probably, on my part.’’

 

Quintana’s back-field joy

Jose Quintana, back from the WBC, threw six innings on a back field against minor-leaguers. Quintana was pleased with how he threw and got into playing the prospects, stepping out of the dugout to high-five teammates after his team scored.

“They don’t have too many opportunities to talk with us,’’ Quintana said. “I try to spend good times with them and talk to somebody. I enjoyed this time with the minor-leaguers.’’

More important, Quintana said he “threw the ball well to both sides of the plate. I feel really good.’’

Pitchers pummeled

After Fulmer, relievers Jace Fry, Jake Petricka, Zach Putnam (two homers) and Michael Ynoa each allowed multiple runs.

On deck

Sox at Angels, Tempe, 3:10 p.m., 890-AM, Carlos Rodon vs. Matt Shoemaker.

 


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