CLEVELAND — Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco was suspended six games and fined for throwing at Kansas City’s Billy Butler.

Carrasco was ejected in the fourth inning of Friday night’s game after he threw a ball at Butler’s head. Carrasco had just given up a grand slam to Melky Cabrera and took out his frustration on Butler, who managed to avoid the rising fastball.

The Indians said Monday that Carrasco will appeal his suspension and undisclosed fine and plans to start Wednesday night in Boston.

Carrasco said he was upset that Cabrera stood at home plate and admired his homer, but denied the pitch to Butler was intentional.


INDIANS: Manager Manny Acta said Ubaldo Jimenez is scheduled to join the team on Wednesday in Boston and make his first start two days later.


WHITE SOX: First baseman Paul Konerko was out of the lineup against New York. Konerko was hit on his left calf by a pitch from Andrew Miller during the fourth inning of Chicago’s 5-3 loss to Boston on Sunday. He eventually went to first base but left after the inning. White Sox Manager Ozzie Guillen says he doesn’t expect Konerko to play today, either.


METS: Johan Santana’s next minor league rehab start is likely to be pushed back a day because he didn’t feel as strong as he would like during his latest side session. Santana pitched three scoreless innings Thursday for Class-A St. Lucie in his first rehab outing since shoulder surgery last September.


YANKEES: Shortstop Derek Jeter was out of the lineup against Chicago with a bruised middle finger. Jeter expects to return to the lineup tonight.


GIANTS: San Francicso placed pitcher Barry Zito on the disabled list with a recurrence of his earlier right foot sprain that first landed him there. He is 3-4 with a 5.62 ERA in nine starts.


ROYALS: Kansas City put struggling right-hander Kyle Davies on the disabled list with what the team called a right shoulder impingement.


NATIONALS: Washington unconditionally released Matt Stairs after designating him for assignment last week.


TWINS: Minnesota activated outfielder Denard Span from the 15-day disabled list.


BRAVES: Atlanta placed right-handed relief pitcher Scott Linebrink on the disabled list because of a lower back strain.


DIAMONDBACKS: Arizona cleared roster room for newly acquired right-handed pitchers Jason Marquis and Brad Ziegler, optioning right-handed pitchers Sam Demel and Ryan Cook to Triple-A Reno.