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Minor leaguer suspended after incident at McCoy
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Top Tampa Bay prospect Delmon Young is suspended indefinitely from the International League.
The decision comes one day after Young threw a bat that hit a replacement umpire in the chest during a minor league baseball game in Pawtucket's McCoy Stadium.
The 20-year-old Young is the brother of Detroit star Dmitri Young and considered one of the best players in the minors.
The Durham Bulls outfielder was ejected in the first inning yesterday after the umpire called a third strike against him. Young took his time leaving the batter's box, and the umpire tossed him. Young then flipped his bat underhand and it hit the umpire.
League officials haven't released the umpire's name, but he didn't appear injured. Young has apologized for the incident.
-- The Associated Press
Posted by at 5:11 PM | Permalink
PawSox win matinee with Durham
The Pawtucket Red Sox came from behind on the strength of a three-run seventh inning to beat the Durham Bulls, 5-4, this afternoon at McCoy Stadium.
Craig Breslow got the win, pitching two scoreless innings in relief of starter Abe Alvarez. Jermaine Van Buren pitched the ninth for the save.
Trying to protect a 4-2 lead, Bulls relief pitcher Jason Cromer walked the bases loaded. Pawtucket got two runs on a single by Rodney Nye, and catcher Corky Miller drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly. The Journal will profile Miller tomorrow.
Top infield prospect Dustin Pedroia hit his first home run as a member of the PawSox.
The win moved the PawSox, who lost the first two games of the three-game series, to 11-10 on the season.
Posted by Mike McDermott at 3:05 PM | Permalink