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Phillies' Bowa and Madson suspended

Postby WebHamster » Fri Apr 09, 2004 8:00 pm

New York, NY (Sports Network) - Philadelphia Phillies manager Larry Bowa and pitcher Ryan Madson were each suspended and fined by Major League Baseball for their actions during a spring training game against the Toronto Blue Jays on April 1.

Bowa was suspended for one game, while Madson was given a three-game suspension for intentionally throwing a pitch at Toronto's Frank Catalanotto in the bottom of the fourth inning after a warning was issued. Bowa was suspended for Madson's actions.

Toronto pitcher Miguel Batista and Blue Jays manager Carlos Tosca were ejected a half-inning after Bowa and Madson were tossed out of the contest.

Batista hit David Bell in the helmet in the second inning. Two innings later, Batista hit Shawn Wooten with a pitch, causing Bowa to come out and argue.

Madson then threw behind Catalanotto, causing immediate ejections. Batista then threw inside to Todd Pratt, resulting in the final two early exits.

This past winter the Phillies picked up the 2005 contract option for Bowa and the team added club options for 2006 and 2007.

Unless appealed, Madson's suspension is scheduled to begin tonight. Bowa will serve his penalty on Saturday, missing a road game against the Florida Marlins.
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