posted on Aug, 16 2004 @ 04:38 PM
New York, NY (Sports Network) - Major League Baseball Monday announced a decision on the appeal filed by Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood regarding a
suspension stemming from an incident earlier this season.
Executive vice president of administration John McHale ruled that Wood's five- game suspension and undisclosed fine would both be upheld.
The disciplinary action was taken after Wood engaged in an argument with home plate umpire Eric Cooper during the top of the ninth inning of an April
17 loss to Cincinnati at Wrigley Field.
The 27-year-old righthander will begin serving the suspension Tuesday when the Cubs open a three-game series at Milwaukee.