Total of 8 Angels, Rangers suspended

Friday, August 18, 2006

NEW YORK -- Managers Buck Showalter and Mike Scioscia and six others were suspended by Major League Baseball on Thursday following two days of trouble between the Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Angels.

Showalter will miss four games, starting with Texas' game Thursday night at Detroit. Bench coach Don Wakamatsu will run the team in the interim.

Scioscia was suspended for three games, starting with Thursday night's game against Seattle.

Texas reliever Scott Feldman drew the most severe penalty at six games. He hit Adam Kennedy with a pitch in the ninth inning Wednesday night, and the Angels infielder charged the mound, triggering a bench-clearing brawl.

Kennedy and Angels pitchers Kevin Gregg and Brendan Donnelly were suspended for four games. Bench coach Ron Roenicke will miss one game, on Sunday.

Texas pitcher Vicente Padilla was suspended for five games for throwing at a batter after receiving a warning Tuesday night.

-- AP

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