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    Cornejo, Madson suspended along with three managers

    NEW YORK -- Detroit Tigers pitcher Nate Cornejo was suspended for five games and Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Ryan Madson for three for their actions during spring training games.

    Arizona Diamondbacks manager Bob Brenly, Phillies manager Larry Bowa and Tigers manager Alan Trammell were suspended for one game each.

    All five also were fined Friday by Bob Watson, vice president in charge of discipline in the commissioner's office.

    Cornejo was penalized because Watson said he intentionally threw a pitch at Philadelphia's Ricky Ledee in the sixth inning on March 29 after umpires issued a warning. Both Cornejo and Trammell were ejected.

    Philadelphia's Vicente Padilla hit Carlos Pena in the top of the inning.

    Madson was suspended because Watson concluded he intentionally threw a pitch at Toronto's Frank Catalanotto in the fourth on April 1 after a warning had been issued.

    Two innings earlier, the Phillies' David Bell was hit in the helmet by a pitch from Miguel Batista. After Madson and Bowa were ejected, Batista threw up and in to Todd Pratt leading off the fifth, causing the Toronto pitcher and manager to be ejected.

    Trammell and Bowa were penalized because of the actions of their players. Brenly was penalized for "inappropriate conduct" toward an umpire following a game against Milwaukee on March 29.

    All three managers are to serve their penalties on Saturday. Madson's suspension was to start Friday unless he asked the players' association to appeal.

    With Detroit off Friday, Cornejo's suspension was to start Saturday.
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