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Jorge Posada, Jesse Carlson suspended three games by baseball

They are cited for their roles in a benches-clearing brawl involving the Yankees and Blue Jays.

September 17, 2009|Associated Press

New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada and Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Jesse Carlson each were suspended for three games and fined Wednesday by Major League Baseball for their roles in a benches-clearing brawl.

The pair were cited for "aggressive and inappropriate actions" by Bob Watson, MLB's vice president for discipline, and started serving the penalties immediately, a day after they tangled.

Yankees utilityman Shelley Duncan also was suspended for three games and appealed, delaying the start of any discipline.

Harwell speaks to fans

Ernie Harwell thanked the Detroit Tigers' fans on Wednesday night for listening to him for more than 40 years.

The longtime radio play-by-play man drew a loud standing ovation as he walked to the batter's box after a three-minute video tribute shown in the middle of the third inning of Detroit's game against the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park.

The 91-year-old Hall of Fame announcer recently was diagnosed with inoperable bile-duct cancer.

Colon waived by White Sox

The Chicago White Sox requested waivers for Bartolo Colon, ending the right-hander's second stint with the club. Colon had off-season surgery to clean up some bone chips in his elbow and agreed to a $1-million, one-year contract with the White Sox in January. But Colon had more injury problems with Chicago.

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