Philadelphia Phillies closer Billy Wagner was suspended for two games by Major League Baseball and fined an undisclosed amount after he was ejected against the New York Mets last weekend.
The suspension was scheduled to begin last night when Philadelphia was home against Montreal.
Wagner was thrown out of the game by umpire Dana DeMuth in the ninth inning of Philadelphia's 11-9, 13-inning win over the Mets last Saturday.
After Wagner wasted a two-run lead, DeMuth ejected him following two high-and-inside fastballs to Cliff Floyd. The ejection was the first of Wagner's career, and he threw his cap across the field and a cooler and stack of cups out of the dugout onto the field. He also criticized DeMuth in a profanity-laced tirade after the game. . . .
Cleveland Indians left-hander C.C. Sabathia likely will miss the rest of the season because of a strained left hamstring.
"I sure would like to make some more starts, but I definitely don't want to hurt it any more," Sabathia said.
Sabathia (11-10) has a 4.12 ERA in 30 starts, striking out 139 in 188 innings with 72 walks. He's 54-35 over four seasons.