Yankees File Protest Over Loss to Marlins

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NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Yankees have filed an official protest with the commissioner's office, one day after a disputed loss to the Florida Marlins.

New York manager Joe Girardi protested Sunday's 6-5 loss at Florida because of a Marlins substitution mix-up in the eighth inning. Teams have 24 hours after a game to submit an official protest, and Major League Baseball spokesman Pat Courtney confirmed Monday that the Yankees met the deadline.

Courtney said Bob DuPuy, baseball's chief operating officer, will rule on the protest. A decision is expected this week.

Generally, the commissioner's office tries to rule on protests within two days.

The Yankees were off Monday before opening a series in Atlanta on Tuesday.