CINCINNATI – Reds manager Dusty Baker says he doesnt understand why Cubs pitcher Matt Garza was incensed by Johnny Cuetos pitch high over David DeJesus head.
Baker said Monday that the Cincinnati ace couldnt have hit Wilt Chamberlain with that pitch. Both dugouts were warned after the play in the sixth inning Sunday of the Cubs 5-4, 10-inning win. An angry Garza called Cueto immature after the game.
Baker says: I just wish theyd put them in a room and let them box and it would be over with – like hockey.
Around the leagues
Cleveland placed closer Chris Perez on the 15-day disabled list (right shoulder soreness) and recalled left-hander Nick Hagadone from Triple-A Columbus. Seattle demoted former No. 2 overall pick Dustin Ackley to Triple-A Tacoma to work on his swing in the minors and selected prospect Nick Franklin from Tacoma to take his place. San Diego reinstated winless left-hander Clayton Richard from the 15-day disabled list and optioned left-hander Tommy Layne to Triple-A Tucson.