Major League Baseball suspended Boston Red Sox right-hander Brandon Workman for six games after he threw a pitch near the head of Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria last Friday night.

Workman appealed the suspension and will continue to play until his case is heard. Workman is scheduled to start Wednesday night for the Red Sox against the Cleveland Indians.

The incident occurred last Friday after Rays pitcher David Price hit Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz with a pitch. Price later plunked Boston's Mike Carp on the arm, but it was ruled unintentional. Workman's pitch did not hit Longoria but went behind his back and was near his head. Price was not suspended.

---Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers leapt from fifth to first among National League outfielders in the latest voting for the All-Star Game.

Puig received 935,276 votes, Charlie Blackmon of the Colorado Rockies dropped from first to second with 883,186 votes and Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins is third with 863,307. Rounding out the top five NL outfielders were Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen (823,862), who was second last week, and Milwaukee's Carlos Gomez (819,385).

Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki continues to be the leading vote-getter overall at 1,419,718. Tulowitzki, the National League's top hitter at .350, has more votes than American League leaders Mike Trout (1,361,649) of the Angels and Jose Bautista (1,351,896) of the Toronto Blue Jays.

---The Washington Nationals activated Ryan Zimmerman from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday after a minor league rehab assignment

Zimmerman, regularly the Nationals' third baseman, started in left field on Tuesday night against the Philadelphia Phillies. He franctured his right thumb while diving back into second base during an April 12 game against the Atlanta Braves and missed 44 games. He has played in 10 major league games this season and has a .364 batting average with two home runs and six RBIs.

---Baltimore Orioles left fielder Nelson Cruz returned to the lineup on Tuesday night after he was hit by a pitch on the left hand during Sunday's game against the Houston Astros.

X-rays were negative and Cruz said he received treatment on Monday.

Cruz also returned to Texas for the first time since leaving through free agency this off-season. "It's weird," said Cruz, who played with the Rangers from 2006 to 2013. "I played here so long."

---The Philadelphia Phillies signed veteran pitcher Jason Marquis to a minor league contract. reported that Phillies will send the right-hander to extended spring training as he works his way back from Tommy John surgery. He underwent the the ligament replacement procedure last summer.

Marquis started 20 games for the San Diego Padres last year and went 9-5 with a 4.05 earned run average. He broke into the major leagues with the Atlanta Braves in 2000. Career stops have also included the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Colorado Rockies, Washington Nationals and Arizona Diamondbacks. Marquis' lifetime record is 121-114 with a 4.58 ERA.

---The Oakland Athletics placed outfielder Josh Reddick on the 15-day disabled list with a hyperextended left knee and activated reliever Ryan Cook from the DL on Tuesday.

Reddick hurt the knee during Saturday's 11-3 win over the Angels. Craig Gentry is expected to receive most of the playing time in the outfield in Reddick's place.

The 27-year-old Reddick is batting .214 with four homers and 22 RBIs in 50 games this season.

Cook was out for a month with a strained forearm. The 26-year-old has pitched in 12 games this season and is 0-1 with a 2.92 ERA in 12 1/3 innings.

---Arizona Diamondbacks utility infielder Cliff Pennington was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a thumb injury and replaced on the roster by infielder Didi Gregorius.

The 29-year-old Pennington suffered a sprained thumb on a tag attempt during a May 27 game against the San Diego Padres. In 33 games this season, Pennington is batting .243 with no home runs and six RBIs.

Gregorius was batting .310 for Triple-A Reno with three home runs and 25 RBIs in 57 games. He hit .373 in his last 15 games. The 24-year-old was with the Diamondbacks for their season-opening series in Australia before being sent to Reno.

---The Tampa Bay Rays lost 2013 American League Rookie of the Year Wil Myers for at least two months because of a wrist injury, the team announced Tuesday.

Myers was placed on the disabled list Monday with a sprained wrist that he suffered in a collision with Rays second baseman Desmond Jennings on the final play of Friday night's game against the Boston Red Sox. But further tests indicated that he has a stress fracture. Myers is expected to be in a cast for five to six weeks before beginning rehab, according to the Rays.

The 23-year-old Myers, who came to the Rays from Kansas City in the deal for pitcher James Shields, is batting .227 with five home runs and 25 RBIs in 53 games this season.

---Struggling offensive teams are showing interest in free agent designated hitter Kendrys Morales, led by the New York Yankees and Kansas City Royals.