Martin says he talked to MLB about run-in with ump
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DETROIT (AP) Yankees catcher Russell Martin says he's spoken with MLB executive vice president Joe Torre about his run-in with umpire Laz Diaz during Wednesday night's game in Anaheim, Calif.
Martin said Diaz wouldn't allow him to throw new baseballs back to his pitchers after fouls during New York's 6-5 win over the Los Angeles Angels that night. He said the plate umpire was punishing him for arguing balls and strikes.
Martin said Friday he explained his side of the story to Torre, and he hopes nobody will get fined over the incident. Martin says: "Whatever happens, happens."
He says he doesn't expect there to be an issue the next time Diaz umpires the Yankees.
Updated June 1, 2012