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Tigers' Leyland to sit 3 games for riding umps

DETROIT — Major League Baseball suspended Tigers manager Jim Leyland for three games Thursday, citing "inappropriate conduct" by Leyland during two road games against the Rangers.

Leyland was ejected in the sixth inning of Monday's game for disputing a hit-by-pitch decision that went in Texas' favor. He shouted at the umpires as they left the field Tuesday after a 5-4 loss to the Rangers.

Leyland, whose suspension begins today in Cleveland, was fined an undisclosed amount.

Schilling rips Manny: Injured Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling said former teammate Manny Ramirez's behavior in Boston was a drain on his teammates and disrespectful to manager Terry Francona. Speaking on a Boston radio station, Schilling said Ramirez's "level of disrespect to teammates and people was unfathomable." Ramirez, who made demands to be traded and claimed to have nagging injuries, was sent to the Dodgers at the trade deadline. "You know, he was always kind and nice for the most part, but he'd show up the next day and say, 'I'm through with this team, I want out now,' " Schilling said.

A's: RHP Justin Duchscherer threw 10 pitches then quit after feeling pain in his right hip. The team said the pitcher, who has been on the disabled list since Aug. 19, might be done for the year.

Angels: Kendry Morales, Mike Napoli and Brandon Wood hit solo homers in a span of four pitches during the seventh inning against the A's Keith Foulke. The Angels hit three straight homers for the first time since May 24, 2004, at Toronto.

Blue Jays: RHP Shaun Marcum, who has a sore arm and numbness in his pinkie, had an MRI exam. The team is awaiting a second opinion on whether surgery is needed but said Marcum won't pitch again this season.

Mariners: 3B Adrian Beltre had surgery to repair a ligament in his left thumb and remove bone spurs from his left (nonthrowing) shoulder. He needs three to four months of rehab.

Mets: RHP Al Reyes, who was designated for assignment by the Rays in August then agreed to a minor-league deal with New York, was released by the Mets without having thrown a pitch for their struggling bullpen. Reyes, 38, was on the disabled list twice with shoulder injuries this season. "We didn't feel from the reports down at Double A that they were favorable enough for us to take that chance," manager Jerry Manuel said.

Orioles: RHP Daniel Cabrera experienced pain and tingling in his strained right elbow during a side session and won't pitch again this season. An MRI exam revealed no damage. Radhames Liz will start today against the Yankees in Cabrera's place.

Reds: The Reds will host the White Sox on June 20 in the majors' first regular-season Civil Rights Game. Another such game will be played in Cincinnati in 2010. The first two Civil Rights Games, intended to raise awareness of the civil rights movement and baseball's part in it, were held before the season in Memphis.

Royals: Zack Greinke combined with two pitchers on a three-hitter as the Royals completed their first four-game sweep of the Mariners since Aug. 17-20, 1989.

Yankees: 3B Alex Rodriguez and wife Cynthia have settled their multimillion-dollar divorce case, New York's Daily News reported. Cynthia Rodriguez filed for divorce in July after more than five years of marriage, citing her husband's alleged infidelity.

Tigers' Leyland to sit 3 games for riding umps 09/18/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 5:26pm]
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