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Cubs' Zambrano apologizes for rampage

CHICAGO — Cubs RHP Carlos Zambrano apologized for his dugout tirade last month.

Zambrano went off after allowing four runs in the first inning against the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on June 25 and had to be separated from teammate Derrek Lee. He was suspended for three games then placed on the restricted list June 29 with a mandate that he seek anger management counseling.

Zambrano said Monday on ESPN he apologizes "from the bottom of my heart" and that the confrontation "was my fault."

"It's hard to think right when you're mad," he said. "Thank God the Cubs sent me to this doctor. I've been seeing this doctor for anger management, and hopefully, good things will come out of the treatment."

Cubs manager Lou Piniella said he believes Zambrano is "contrite" and "looking forward to coming back" but reiterated he needs to address his teammates when he returns this weekend at Colorado.

HALL VOTE CHANGED: The Hall of Fame has changed the way managers, umpires, executives and long-retired players will be considered for election.

Candidates will be reviewed in three eras: Pre-Integration (1871-1946), Golden (1947-1972) and Expansion (starting in 1973). One composite ballot will be considered in each era. The Expansion Era ballot will include 12 candidates, while the Golden and Pre-Integration era ballots each will have 10.

MLB SUSPENSIONS: Orioles INF Ty Wigginton had his suspension cut to two games, and Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw dropped his appeal and begin his five-game suspension.

ANGELS: RHP Michael Kohn was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake and RHPs Trevor Bell and Matt Palmer were optioned to Salt Lake as Los Angeles shuffled its roster before RHP Dan Haren made his club debut.

METS: C Rod Barajas went on the 15-day disabled list with a mild strain on his left side. INF Mike Hessman was promoted from Triple-A Buffalo.

REDS: 3B Scott Rolen was back in the starting lineup after missing nine games with a strained right hamstring.

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