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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Cox suspended after altercation in dugout

I'll have more on this later, but J.B. Cox didn't handle his removal very well last night, and as a result has been suspended. I can't imagine he'll ever play professional baseball again. Here's the team press release.

The Trenton Thunder, Double-A Affiliate of the New York Yankees, announced today that RHP J.B. Cox has been place on the suspended list and that they have received RHP Benjamin Watkins from Low-A Charleston.

Watkins, 23, has been added after posting a 3-4 record with a 3.88 ERA in 35 games with the Low-A Charleston River Dogs of the South Atlantic League. The right-hander allowed 25 earned runs on 59 hits while striking out 34 and walking 16 in 58 innings of work. Watkins was selected by the Yankees in the 40th round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft. In 25 games for Short-Season Single-A Staten Island last year, Watkins went 5-0 with a 2.47 ERA in 47.1 innings of work.

The EL Eastern Division Series continues with Game 2 on Thursday at 7:05 PM from Waterfront Park. LHP Andy Pettitte will make a rehab start for the Thunder, while New Hampshire gives the ball to RHP Zach Stewart. Catch all the action on 107.7 FM The Bronc or online at

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