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Ex-MLB pitcher Mike Montgomery hits umpire with rosin bag during KBO game

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Former MLB pitcher Mike Montgomery, who was a reliever on the Chicago Cubs’ 2016 World Series team, threw a rosin bag at an umpire after he was tossed from a KBO game on Friday.

Montgomery pitches for the Samsung Lions of the KBO, which is the top baseball league in South Korea.

During a game against the KT Wiz, Montgomery was warned about the KBO's pitch rule, which states a ball must thrown by the pitcher within 12 seconds of receiving the ball when the bases are empty.

Chicago Cubs' Mike Montgomery pitches to a Pittsburgh Pirates batter during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jim Young)
Chicago Cubs' Mike Montgomery pitches to a Pittsburgh Pirates batter during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jim Young)

The umpire ejected Montgomery for violation of the rule and he charged the umpire as his teammates tried to restrain him.

He picked up a rosin bag and hit the umpire in the back. After getting to the dugout, Montgomery took off his jersey and threw it out on the field.

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Montgomery had a career record 23-34 with a 3.84 ERA with the Seattle Mariners, Cubs and Kansas City Royals. He earned the save in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series against the Cleveland Indians after Michael Martinez grounded to third for the final out.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Ex-MLB pitcher Mike Montgomery hits umpire with rosin bag