Cardinals OF Roger Cedeno was suspended for four games and Rockies reliever Steve Reed was suspended for three games yesterday for their animated run-ins with umpires.

Both players appealed, meaning their penalties will not take effect until hearings are held. Cedeno and Reed also were fined undisclosed amounts by Major League Baseball.

The suspensions had been set to start last night.

Cedeno was suspended after spraying an umpire with spit Tuesday. Reed was penalized after throwing a glove in an umpire's direction Sunday.

Cedeno was ejected after breaking his bat on home plate after a check-swing strike against the Cubs. Plate umpire Rick Reed said Cedeno then spit on him.

Umpire Bruce Dreckman tossed Steve Reed during a game between the Rockies and San Francisco. A.J. Pierzynski leaned his right elbow into Reed's pitch with the bases loaded. Reed argued that Pierzynski didn't try to get out of the way.

* MEDICAL UPDATES: Yankees RHP Kevin Brown will be treated for a strained lower back and was listed as day-to-day after hurting himself earlier in the week. . . . Indians C Victor Martinez will miss at least a few games after spraining his right foot while running the bases Thursday night.

* MOVES: Scott Williamson was activated from the 15-day disabled list by the Red Sox, who sent C-1B Andy Dominique to AAA Pawtucket. . . . Giants RHP Brett Tomko was placed on the 15-day DL with elbow inflammation. The Giants recalled LHP Noah Lowry from AAA Fresno. He will make his first major league start today against Baltimore. . . . The Cardinals recalled RHP Jason Simontacchi and optioned RHP Dan Haren to AAA Memphis.

-- From News Services