The latest Carlos Zambrano meltdown has resulted in the Chicago Cubs placing the hot-tempered right-hander on the 30-day disqualified list today, a day after he was ejected from Chicago’s 10-4 loss to the Atlanta Braves, emptied his locker and threatened to retire. Oh, the drama! Z gave up five home runs last night, which included Chipper Jones 1000th extra base. Watch the video of the Zambrano’s ejection HERE.
The action means Zambrano is disallowed from any activity with the club for a period of 30 days without pay. During that period, Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association will discuss his statements from Friday night. General manager Jim Hendry said he expects the Players Association might file a grievance on the severity of the penalty. Read more here.