The right-handed pitcher told police Ortiz bit him on his right arm, causing a bruise and swelling. Police also said Erickson's right foot was bleeding and they found blood stains leading from the couple's condominium to the elevator. Erickson and Ortiz told police they did not require medical attention.
"It's nothing. It's just a bad break," Erickson said before Monday's game against Toronto at Camden Yards.
Barry Bonds underwent an MRI on his strained right hamstring and was not in the Giants' lineup against the Cardinals. The results of the MRI will be analyzed by several doctors, team trainer Stan Conte said. He would not speculate on when Bonds might return.
The Reds activated Ken Griffey Jr. from the 15-day disabled list, even though his strained hamstring hasn't completely healed. The Reds optioned outfielder Raul Gonzalez to Triple-A Louisville to open a roster spot for Griffey, who started in center field.
Bucks forward Glenn Robinson was released on $5,000 bail after being arrested on charges of domestic battery, assault and illegal possession of a firearm, his attorney said.
Ahmed, a nephew of King Fahd of Saudi Arabia and also head of a publishing empire, died of a heart attack in the capital of Riyadh.
Writes Jon Heyman of Newsday: "Drayton McLane gets the Out-of-Touch Owner Award for threatening to sell the Astros. McLane is crying he's lost money, but the value of the franchise has almost tripled since he bought the team for $115 million. Plus, he re-sold ballpark-naming rights for tens of millions to Minute Maid. Houstonians who lost their life savings and their jobs to the Enron crooks don't need to hear this millionaire weeping."
-- From wire reports