NEW YORK (AP) -Padres pitcher David Wells was suspended for seven games Thursday by the commissioner's office for his animated argument with an umpire last weekend.
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.

Recent MLB Discussions

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail MLB Player Futures: Home Run Leader It seems like only yesterday that the Chicago Cubs shattered their 71-year curse by winning the World Series over the Cleveland Indians in thrilling Game 7...
Thumbnail Twins Win Total Prediction Will the Minnesota Twins make any charge in the AL Central this season? Here’s our thoughts on their 2017 campaign.
Thumbnail Brewers Win Total Prediction Did the Milwaukee Brewers do enough this offseason to be competitive in the 2017 season?
Thumbnail Marlins Win Total Prediction After a very difficult end to 2016, can the Miami Marlins regroup and turn 2017 into an uplifting story?
Thumbnail Dodgers Win Total Prediction Will the Los Angeles Dodgersbe the team to beat in the National League in 2017? Here’s our pick for their win total this season.

MLB Team Pages