Matt Bush, the top pick in the baseball draft two weeks ago, was suspended indefinitely by the Padres yesterday, a day after he was arrested and released in Peoria, Ariz.

A news release issued by the Padres during the sixth inning of their game Monday night against Arizona did not indicate what Bush was arrested for. General Manager Kevin Towers said he would comment after the game.

Bush, who starred as a shortstop at San Diego's Mission Bay High, agreed to a $3.15 million signing bonus. Bush had been assigned to the Padres' rookie-level affiliate in Peoria.

* INJURY REPORT: Phillies RHP Vicente Padilla will be sidelined indefinitely with biceps tendinitis and elbow inflammation in his pitching arm. . . .

Padres C Ramon Hernandez, was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a second-degree strain of his medial collateral ligament.

* ALL-STAR UPDATE: A day after hitting his 500th home run, Ken Griffey Jr. solidified his spot in fan voting for NL starting slots in the All-Star Game.

Griffey, Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa are the top three among outfielders. If they're elected, it would mark the first time in history that three members of the 500-homer club would start in the outfield.

-- From News Services