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Baseball Briefs

September 11, 2002

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Yankees won't discipline Wells

New York David Wells won't be disciplined by the New York Yankees for his early-morning fight in a diner last weekend.

General manager Brian Cashman met with the pitcher for about 30 minutes during the first game of Tuesday's split doubleheader and informed Wells of the decision.

"The matter is closed as far as the Yankees are concerned. He'll pitch Thursday night," Cashman said.

Ishii has surgery, will remain in hospital

Los Angeles Dodgers rookie pitcher Kazuhisa Ishii, hit in the forehead by a line drive last weekend, was improving Tuesday, a day after surgery to remove bone chips from his nasal passage.

Dodgers trainer Stan Johnston said Ishii took a walk outside Cedars Sinai Hospital, where he is expected to remain for a few days.

The Japanese left-hander was struck by a line drive hit by Houston's Brian Hunter in Sunday's 6-2 loss to the Astros.

Dodgers spokesman Luis Garcia said no decision has been made on whether Ishii will pitch again this season.

Cubs fine Huntley

Chicago Cubs catcher Todd Hundley was fined for missing the team picture Tuesday.

"Todd's been fined and that's pretty much it," Cubs interim manager Bruce Kimm said without saying the amount.

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