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NL: Baseball quick to look into Bonds HBP
By TIMES WIRES
Published May 18, 2006
HOUSTON - Barry Bonds remained the buzz of the ballpark a day after being plunked by Astros reliever Russ Springer, and the Giants slugger wasn't even in the lineup.
Major League Baseball on Wednesday had already begun reviewing Bonds' at-bat leading off the fifth inning Tuesday night, when Springer's first pitch sailed behind Bonds to draw a warning from plate umpire Joe West.
The next four pitches all came inside, the third hitting Bonds' bat handle for strike one. On the fifth pitch, Springer hit Bonds in the right shoulder as he turned to protect himself.
"It's under investigation. That's all I'll say," said Bob Watson, baseball's vice president for onfield operations.
NATIONALS SALE: The $450-million sale of the Nationals to Theodore Lerner and Stan Kasten won unanimous endorsements from the sport's ownership committee and executive council, and all owners are to vote on it today. Approval is a foregone conclusion, and Bob DuPuy, baseball's chief operating officer, said he expects the Nationals will be transferred between June 15 and the July 11 All-Star Game.
Meanwhile, Washington's Frank Robinson managed against the Cubs after team reports indicated he would sit out with severe back spasms.
BRAVES: Right-hander Kyle Davies, 22, will need surgery for an injured groin. It's not known how long he will be out.
BREWERS: Shortstop J.J. Hardy on the 15-day disabled list one day after he severely sprained his right ankle on a play at home. Hardy is expected to miss two to six weeks. Outfielder Corey Hart was recalled from Triple-A Nashville.
MARLINS: With starting shortstop Hanley Ramirez sidelined by a shoulder injury, Florida called up shortstop Robert Andino from Triple-A Albuquerque. Ramirez, hitting .331, strained his left shoulder Monday and is day to day.