BUMPED: Cardinals left fielder Vince Coleman, suspended for seven games for bumping an umpire, might not file an appeal because he can't play anyway because of a bruised back, a team spokesman said.
Coleman learned Thursday that NL President Bill White had suspended him for seven games for bumping umpire Ed Montague Wednesday in San Francisco. Coleman sat out the game Thursday after running into a fence Wednesday at Candlestick Park.
OZ'D: Reds shortstop Barry Larkin says he isn't surprised at winding up behind the Cardinals' Ozzie Smith in the fans' all-star voting.
"Until Ozzie is out of the game, he's always going to be the man. He's done a lot for the game, and that nickname -- the Wizard of Oz -- is something for people to hold onto," Larkin said.
Smith is hitting .229 with no home runs, 26 runs batted in and 16 stolen bases. Larkin is batting .313 with 2 homers, 36 RBI and 21 steals.
MOVES: The Angels reactivated right-handed reliever Greg Minton from the 60-day emergency disabled list and optioned outfielder Devon White (.213, 71 strikeouts) to Class AAA Edmonton.
DAMAGE CONTROL: Brewers Manager Tom Trebelhorn said his five-game suspension has done "irreparable harm to my psyche" and made him feel like an outcast on his own team. "I'll never be the same," he said the day after AL President Bobby Brown suspended him for his role in a brawl in Seattle last Saturday.