Found December 23, 2011 on Pro Sports Daily:
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Texas Rangers catcher Yorvit Torrealba was tossed from a Venezuelan League game after slapping an umpire in the mask while arguing at home plate. Torrealba swung and missed on strike three then proceeded to argue with Dario Rivera Jr. over the previous call. He eventually lost his cool, smacking Rivera in the protective mask and forcing the umpire to toss him from the game. A punishment has not yet been issued by Torrealba’s team, Leones del Caracas. He hit .273 BA with seven home runs and 37 RBIs for Texas in 2011.
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