Carlos Zambrano Suspended By Cubs For 30 Days

There's no word yet about Carlos Zambrano's long-term future, but Paul Sullivan's got news about the short term:

Cubs place Z on disqualified list. 30 days w/o pay. Can't be w/ teamless than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet Reply

 

Of course, this isn't even Zambrano's first stint on the DQL; last summer, he spent roughly five weeks on the Disqualified List after throwing a tantrum in the dugout while getting hammered by the White Sox.

During his time off, Zambrano underwent anger-management training ... and it actually seemed to work, as Zambrano returned to the roster in late July and went 8-0 with a 1.58 ERA the rest of the way.

This season? Not so much. Zambrano's temper seems to have been mostly in control this season -- until Friday night, anyway -- but his performance hasn't been there, which quite possibly contributed to this latest meltdown.

For Zambrano, 30 days means $3 million, and the Players Association is almost sure to file a grievance unless Zambrano carries through on his threat (offer?) to retire. Which he almost surely will not, considering his $18 million salary in 2012.

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