Baseball Notable

New York Mets fan

Frank Martinez

was banned from Shea Stadium for three years after pleading guilty yesterday to interfering with a professional sporting event.

Martinez, 40, shined a high-powered flashlight at a pair of Atlanta Braves during an April 20 game.

He also must spend 15 days in jail.

Mets manager Willie Randolph will be the keynote speaker at Fordham's commencement on May 19. Randolph will receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters.

Infielder Clint Barmes was optioned to triple-A Colorado Springs by the Colorado Rockies, who recalled infielder Omar Quintanilla.

The Minnesota Twins activated infielder Jeff Cirillo from the 15-day disabled list and optioned infielder Alexi Casilla to Rochester.

Frank Torre, older brother of New York Yankees manager Joe Torre, was recovering after kidney transplant surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia.

The Texas Rangers put outfielder Frank Catalanotto on the 15-day disabled list.

Dodgers manager Grady Little sat Nomar Garciaparra for the second time this season last night. The first baseman is 0 for 11 lifetime against Arizona righthander Livan Hernandez.

Diamondbacks righthander Edgar Gonzalez gave up eight home runs in his five starts in April, tying the Cubs' Carlos Zambrano and Texas' Vicente Padilla for the most in the month.

- Associated Press