Colon Is Suspended
Chicago White Sox right-hander Bartolo Colon was suspended for five games Wednesday for hitting Baltimore’s Jerry Hairston with a pitch last week.
Chicago Manager Jerry Manuel was suspended one game by Bob Watson, baseball’s vice president in charge of discipline.
Colon hit Hairston with his second pitch in the top of the ninth inning on May 15, right after both benches had been warned.
A day after he was scratched from a start against the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox ace Pedro Martinez said he was “a little sore” but not expecting to miss a lot of time because of a strained muscle. Martinez felt pain Monday when he was playing catch. An MRI was performed and showed a strain in his side.
Houston Astro pitcher Brian Moehler has a partially torn ligament in his right elbow, an MRI exam revealed. Already on the disabled list, Moehler has the option of extended rehabilitation treatment or “Tommy John” surgery.... The Kansas City Royals put right-hander Miguel Asencio on the 15-day disabled list because of swelling in his pitching elbow and recalled lefty Scott Mullen from triple-A Omaha.
From Staff and Wire Reports