Rangers LHP Kenny Rogers had his hearing before Commissioner Bud Selig yesterday, appealing his 20-game suspension for shoving two TV cameramen last month.

Rogers, wearing sunglasses, black slacks and a gray sport coat, wouldn't comment on what was discussed during the session when he emerged at 5:20 p.m.

Asked how it went, he responded: "We'll see. We'll be waiting for a decision."

He was accompanied by players union lawyers Bob Lenaghan and Mike Weiner.

"The hearing was completed," Weiner said. "There was no indication as to when he'll rule."

He said the only witness was Rogers, and the hearing included oral arguments and a discussion of precedent.

Selig imposed the 20-game suspension and a $50,000 fine for a June 29 videotaped tirade in which the three-time all-star shoved two cameramen when he came onto the field for pregame stretching.

MLB spokesman Pat Courtney said there was no timeline on when Selig would announce a decision on the appeal.

* BIG HURT MEANS DL: The pain in his surgically repaired left ankle is so severe that Frank Thomas has trouble walking out of the clubhouse after games.

"It's a 10 right now, a real 10," Thomas said, rating his pain level.

Struggling at the plate with a .219 average despite hitting 12 homers in 105 at-bats for the White Sox, Thomas was put back on the 15-day DL.

"The pain kept getting worse and worse and the inflammation is really bad," Thomas said. "It was affecting my play. I'm not helping the team at all anyway."

Thomas broke a bone in his left ankle July 6, 2004, and had surgery last October before beginning this season on the DL. He was activated May 30.

* MCDONALD TO DETROIT: The Blue Jays traded IF John McDonald to the Tigers in exchange for a player to be named.

McDonald hit .290 with 12 RBI in 37 games. The backup infielder started 27 games this season, 25 at shortstop and two at second base.

Acquired by Toronto from Cleveland last December, McDonald hit .239 in 322 games with four home runs and 45 RBI while playing for the Blue Jays and Indians.

-- From News Services

The Chicago White Sox' Frank Thomas has 12 homers in 105 at-bats and 26 RBI in 34 games, but is batting .219 and heads to the DL. "It's a 10 right now," Thomas said of his ankle pain.