MLB UMP PAT HOBERG DISCIPLINED ON GAMBLING — HE DENIES IT!

By Peter Marks

Major League Baseball has disciplined umpire Pat Hoberg for violating the league’s gambling rules, 10 days after the league levied a lifetime ban on a player for gambling and suspended four others for one year.

Hoberg is appealing the discipline and, has denied betting on baseball. The exact nature of the discipline is unknown, but Hoberg has not umpired a game this season. The league, in a statement, did not indicate whether its investigation into Hoberg showed that he bet on baseball.

In the statement, MLB said:

“During this year’s Spring Training, Major League Baseball commenced an investigation regarding a potential violation of MLB’s sports betting policies by Umpire Pat Hoberg. Mr. Hoberg was removed from the field during the pendency of that investigation. While MLB’s investigation did not find any evidence that games worked by Mr. Hoberg were compromised or manipulated in any way, MLB determined that discipline was warranted. Mr. Hoberg has chosen to appeal that determination. Therefore, we cannot comment further until the appeal process is concluded.”

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