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Angels suspend slugger Guillen for rest of season after hissy fit

Angels leftfielder Jose Guillen was suspended for the rest of the season and possibly the playoffs Sunday for his outburst after being lifted for a pinch-runner a day earlier.

Guillen, a former Devil Ray, was informed of the decision after batting practice, when the Angels closed their clubhouse for 75 minutes. Anaheim said he was being suspended without pay.

"He was obviously not happy with the decision," Anaheim general manager Bill Stoneman said. "Unfortunately, this was not the first time something has cropped up with Jose."

Guillen was hit by a pitch to open the eighth inning of Saturday's 5-3 victory over Oakland. Manager Mike Scioscia sent Alfredo Amezaga in to pinch run.

Guillen walked off as the A's changed pitchers, tossed his helmet toward the side of the dugout Scioscia was standing in and walked to the opposite side of the dugout before entering. He tossed his glove against the wall.

BONDS TESTED: Barry Bonds was randomly tested for steroids before Friday night's game against the Dodgers. All major-league players must be tested as part of the drug prevention program between Major League Baseball and the Players Association.

"I'm glad this is finally happening," Bonds told an MLB.com reporter. "They'll get the results and it will clear my name. It'll show that there's nothing behind what I've been doing (on the field) all year."

EXPOS MOVE: Orioles manager Lee Mazzilli offered an interesting solution to the team's concern about losing revenue if the Expos move to Washington.

"Switch leagues," he said, suggesting Baltimore join the NL and the Washington team move to the AL. "Milwaukee did it. It's something to think about. There would be rivalries with the Phillies, Pirates, Giants. It's very intriguing."

An announcement on the Expos' fate could come this week. Baltimore owner Peter Angelos is steadfastly against the team's move to Washington, saying both teams could not be economically competitive so near each other.

CYCLING TOUR ENDS: Charlie Hamilton's bicycle handlebars told the story. Miles traveled: 11,741. Speed: 0.0.

Hamilton dismounted from his bike at Fenway Park after a 25-week odyssey across North America in which he saw games at all 30 ballparks, raising $13,000 for cancer research and treatment.

"It was a cockamamie scheme I came up with," said Hamilton, 40, a software engineer from Provincetown, Mass. "Once I thought about it, I didn't stop thinking about it."

LARKIN PLANS RETURN: Reds shortstop Barry Larkin said he wants to come back for his 20th season rather than retire, and he hopes he can return with Cincinnati. Larkin, 40, has played sparingly the past month and can become a free agent after the season.

UMP ILL: First-base umpire Ed Montague was in good condition at a hospital after he left the game between the Mariners and Rangers before the start of the fifth with elevated blood pressure.

_ TIMES WIRES

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