|Wells suspended for 7 games|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 12 July 2007 10:16|
Wells was ejected by umpire Ed Hickox for questioning calls in the fourth inning of Saturday's 8-5 win over Atlanta after Jeff Francoeur hit a two-run homer.
The portly pitcher had to be restrained by San Diego manager Bud Black, two coaches and catcher Josh Bard, and Wells fired a ball against the screen as he walked off the field.
Bob Watson, baseball's vice president in charge of discipline, suspended Wells for ``inappropriate actions'' and also fined him.
Unless appealed, the suspension will start Friday. The Padres start the second with a one-game lead over Los Angeles in the NL West.