NEW YORK — Washington Nationals pitcher Jason Marquis and Arizona starter Esmerling Vasquez have been suspended for throwing at hitters last weekend after both teams had been warned.

Marquis was penalized five games and fined an undisclosed amount Tuesday by Major League Baseball. Vasquez was suspended three games and also fined. Both pitchers have appealed and can play until the process is complete.

Managers Jim Riggleman of the Nationals and Kirk Gibson of the Diamondbacks each was suspended for one game and fined.

The teams were warned in the fifth inning Sunday. Marquis then hit Justin Upton in the sixth and Vasquez hit Danny Espinosa in the eighth.


METS: Carlos Beltran returned to the lineup for Tuesday night’s game against Milwaukee after he left Sunday’s game against Atlanta with a right-leg bruise.


ATHLETICS: Oakland placed left-hander Brett Anderson and second baseman Mark Ellis on the 15-day disabled list.


PIRATES: Pittsburgh designated reliever Jose Ascanio for assignment and recalled left-hander Tony Watson from Triple-A.


ROCKIES: Colorado placed slumping outfielder Dexter Fowler on the 15-day disabled list because of a left abdominal strain.


PADRES: Prized prospect Anthony Rizzo will be in San Diego today to have his left thumb examined by a specialist, Padres GM Jed Hoyer said.

Hoyer wouldn’t say if Rizzo will remain in San Diego to join the big league club, although indications are that the slugging Triple-A first baseman will make his big league debut within days.

Rizzo is one of two prized prospects acquired by the Padres when they traded three-time All-Star first baseman Adrian Gonzalez to the Boston Red Sox in December in a five-player deal.