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Rizzo says he's not under investigation by MLB

Posted on: May 20, 2011 7:09 pm
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Mike RizzoNationals general manager Mike Rizzo told reporters he called Joe Torre immediately after Thursday's incident with umpire Phil Cuzzi and was told he's not the "focus" of an investigation.

Rizzo was one of many Nationals to take shots at Cuzzi following his blown call in the ninth inning (here's what happened) of Thursday's game against the Mets and later there was a report the MLB was investigating Rizzo's actions and that the umpires called Mets security about Rizzo.

"I contacted Joe Torre immediately after the incident with the umpires, and he assured me that despite a lot of the reports in the media, this is by no means an investigation against Mike Rizzo," Rizzo told reporters, including's Mark Zuckerman. "This is an investigation of what happened after the game."

Jayson Werth, who was called out on the play, first base coach Dan Radison and manager Jim Riggleman all argued with Cuzzi on the field after the play, while Riggleman also argued with home plate umpire Manny Gonzalez. Several players were also seen yelling at the umpires as they left the field.

Rizzo said the complaints weren't solely based on Cuzzi's blown call.

"What happened last night postgame had absolutely nothing to do with arguing, or anything to do with the play that happened at first base," Rizzo said, declining to elaborate.

Rizzo repeatedly declined to explain what happened after the game.

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