Baseball Notable

Seattle Mariners relief pitcher

Julio Mateo

was arraigned yesterday on a misdemeanor assault charge after a dispute at a Manhattan hotel that left his wife needing stitches to her mouth.

Bail for the 6-foot, 220-pound reliever was set at $3,000, which he posted, said Edison Alban, spokesman for the Manhattan District Attorney's Office. Mateo is charged with third-degree assault.

The Mariners announced that Mateo, 29, had been suspended for 10 days without pay for missing Saturday's game without permission. The suspension, if allowed to stand, would cost him $54,645 of his $1 million salary this year.

After Seattle's 8-1 loss yesterday, Mateo was sent down to triple-A Tacoma.

New York Yankees righthander Carl Pavano, 31, could need elbow surgery that would sideline him for most of the remainder of his four-year, $40 million contract.

Persistent knee pain landed St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Preston Wilson on the 15-day disabled list.

The Cardinals called up outfielder Ryan Ludwick from triple-A Memphis.

Florida Marlins outfielder Cody Ross was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. Ross was hitting .302 with four home runs in 53 at-bats.

Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer was placed on the 15-day DL with a strained left quadriceps. Catcher Chris Heintz was recalled from triple-A Rochester.

The Washington Nationals placed righthander John Patterson on the disabled list because of elbow inflammation.

- Associated Press