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Cubs' Zambrano Won't Appeal Suspension

Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano was suspended for six games on Thursday, a day after his tirade during a game against the Pirates.

Zambrano said he won?t appeal the penalty, which included a fine. Barring rainouts, he is eligible to return next Thursday and start that night at Atlanta, according to an Associated Press report.

Via AP

Zambrano Suspended Six Games

Carlos Zambrano has been suspended for six games due to his actions on the field and in the dugout in his start on May 27th against the Pirates.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Cubs Call Up Hitting Phenom Fox

The Cubs have called up minor league hitting phenom Jake Fox from Triple-A Iowa, according to ESPN.com.

Through the first seven innings of Chicago's game against Pittsburgh on Wednesday afternoon, Fox had not entered the game.

The first baseman was batting .423 with 17 home runs and 50 RBIs through Tuesday night.


Ump Accuses Lilly Of Lying To Media

Umpire Bob Davidson sent his report to the league on the incident in which Ted Lilly jumped over the dugout fence and onto the field to argue after being ejected for loudly disputing balls and strikes.

"He got over that fence quickly," Piniella said. "We had the steps guarded. We just didn't have the barrier control. It happened very quickly."

Davidson said Lilly was thrown out for yelling about his calls.

"He said I was embarrassing myself, so that's why I threw him out," he said. "Then he gave me a few [expletives]. ... He was, quote, 'trying to get his money's worth,' I suppose."

Lilly declined to comment.

Davidson said Lilly lied to the media afterward when discussing the incident. "There was no contact," Davidson said. "We never came close, on his part or mine. And everything he said to [the media] was bull. Everything I read in the paper that he said was untrue. He never said one of those words. What he said to me, you couldn't print in the paper."

Lilly said Monday he told Davidson to "concentrate."

Via Chicago Tribune

Peavy Would Only Accept Deal To Cubs, Dodgers?

The Padres' financial situation is getting worse, and they are now talking to the Cubs and Dodgers about pitcher Jake Peavy.

Chicago and Los Angeles are the only two clubs that Peavy would considering waiving his no-trade clause for, according to the Daily Herald.

Last week, Peavy rejected a trade to the White Sox.

Via Daily Herald

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