The Anaheim Angels have suspended outfielder Jose Guillen for the rest of the season without pay following an outburst during a game Saturday night.
Guillen, who will also miss the playoff if the Angles qualify, blew up after getting lifted for a pinch runner in the eighth inning of Anaheim's 5-3 win over the Oakland A's on Saturday.
The club has refused to provide further specifics about the incident.
"He was obviously not happy with the decision," Anaheim general manager Bill Stoneman said.
"Unfortunately, this was not the first time something has cropped up with Jose."
Stoneman said the team advised the commissioner's office of the disciplinary action and sent a fax to the players' association. Stoneman said the club felt Guillen violated the conduct provision in the uniform player's contract.
Guillen was told about his suspension after Anaheim's Sunday batting practice.
Guillen was in the midst of a career year for the Angels. He batted .294 with 27 home runs and 104 RBIs this season.
The outfielder signed a two-year, $6 million US deal with the Angels during the off-season.
Adam Riggs replaced Guillen in the Anaheim lineup in Sunday's contest with the A's.
with files from Sports Network and Candian Press