NEW YORK (AP) -- St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Brad Thompson has been suspended for three games and fined for throwing a pitch near the head of the New York Mets' David Wright.
Major League Baseball vice president Bob Watson said Thursday the pitch in the sixth inning a day earlier was intentionally aimed near Wright's head. It came one inning after the Mets' Nelson Figueroa hit Cardinals star Albert Pujols near his elbow, loading the bases.
The suspension had been set to start Friday, when the Cardinals play at Pittsburgh, but the players' association appealed and any penalty will be delayed until after the disciplinary process.
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