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Zambrano suspension to last until break

The Cubs have put Carlos Zambrano on the restricted list and say he is headed for treatment “for his issues.”

Associated Press

The Cubs have put Carlos Zambrano on the restricted list and say he is headed for treatment “for his issues.”

CHICAGO — RHP Carlos Zambrano will be placed on the restricted list, and the Cubs expect to be without the hot-tempered pitcher until at least the All-Star break.

Zambrano has been suspended by the team without pay for the past three games after he threw a tirade in the dugout Friday that led to a verbal confrontation with teammate Derrek Lee.

"Beginning Wednesday, Carlos will undergo a treatment program with mutually agreed upon doctors from the Players' Association and Major League Baseball," general manager Jim Hendry said Monday. "Basically, he will have to follow the treatment for his issues and be evaluated properly, and if the program is acted on properly in accordance to what the doctors they signify he needs to work on and improve on, and follow their directives, Carlos will not be reinstated any time until after the All-Star break."

Asked specifically what type of doctor Zambrano would see, Hendry declined to elaborate.

Hendry said Zambrano and his agent have not asked for the pitcher to be traded or released.

NO VALENTINE: Bobby Valentine will not be the next manager of the Marlins, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported. Late last week, Valentine seemed to be a heavy favorite to replace Fredi Gonzalez, who was fired Wednesday. Edwin Rodriguez replaced Gonzalez on an interim basis.

According to, Valentine was removed from the process because of philosophical differences, not money. Florida owner Jeffrey Loria is a longtime friend of Valentine.

RANGERS SALE: Major League Baseball and the Rangers' creditors, who are trying to block the team's sale, must hand over documents about actions and conversations that took place before the club filed for bankruptcy last month, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Stacey Jernigan ordered.

In other Rangers news, RHP Omar Beltre, 28, is set to make his major-league debut Wednesday night against the Angels. RHP Colby Lewis was scheduled to start but is being pushed back to get extra rest.

MAKEUP DATE: The Phillies and Rockies will make up their rainout from May 12 on Sept. 2 at Coors Field.

BRAVES: Rookie RF Jason Heyward went on the 15-day disabled list with a deep bone bruise in his left thumb.

D'BACKS: SS Stephen Drew was scratched for the second time in three games because of a sore left knee.

METS: RHP Jenrry Mejia, who was sent down to Double-A Binghamton a week earlier to convert back to starting, sustained a posterior cuff strain in his right shoulder and is day to day.

PIRATES: 2B Bobby Crosby left the game against the Cubs with concussionlike symptoms after a second-inning collision with RF Lastings Milledge.

RED SOX: 2B Dustin Pedroia is expected to miss six weeks with his broken left foot, but RHP Clay Buchholz should avoid a DL trip for his strained left hamstring.

TIGERS: RH reliever Joel Zumaya left the game against the Twins in the eighth inning with an apparent right arm injury. Zumaya threw a pitch with one out that appeared to cause immediate and severe pain. … RF Magglio Ordonez was scratched. No reason was given.

TWINS: SS J.J. Hardy, out since June 6 with a bruised left wrist, said he's swinging without pain and hopes to begin a rehabilitation assignment in a few days.

YANKEES: LF Brett Gardner is day to day after X-rays on his right wrist, hit by a pitch from Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw on Sunday, came back negative.

Zambrano suspension to last until break 06/28/10 [Last modified: Monday, June 28, 2010 11:42pm]
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