June 03, 1993

* ASTROS: Jeff Bagwell won the National League's Player of the Month award for May yesterday. Bagwell hit .412, 42-for-102 during the month with six doubles and seven home runs with 25 RBI and 22 runs scored. His on-base percentage was .467 and slugging percentage was .676 for the month's 27 games. . . . Bagwell pinch hit in the seventh inning yesterday, giving him a club record-tying 213th consecutive appearance. He tied the record set by Enos Cabell between Oct. 2, 1977, and May 29, 1979.

* CUBS: Chicago will have three of the first 29 selections in today's draft, picking 10th, 24th, and 29th.

* DODGERS: Eric Karros' nine-game hitting streak ended yesterday when he went 0-for-4 against the Cardinals. Karros had three hits in each of the first two games of the series.

* GIANTS: Barry Bonds' former agent sued the outfielder for changing agents before becoming a free agent last year. Rod Wright filed the suit last Friday in a Florida Circuit Court, seeking millions of dollars in damages from Bonds, who in December signed a $43.75 million, six-year contract with San Francisco. In the suit, Wright asks for 5 percent of Bonds' salary and 10 percent of his income from product endorsements.

* MARLINS: Florida placed backup catcher Bob Natal (strained hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list and purchased the contract of catcher Mitch Lyden from Class AAA Edmonton.

* METS: Bret Saberhagen, who had been sidelined with acute bronchitis, will start on Saturday at Houston.

* PHILLIES: Tommy Greene won the NL's Pitcher of the Month award for May. Greene was 5-0 with a 1.45 ERA, pitching four complete games including a shutout. In 43 1/3 innings, he allowed 27 hits, struck out 35 and walked eight. . . . Manager Jim Fregosi said poor fielding soured the club on SS Juan Bell, who was sent to the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night via waivers. "The one thing we wanted him to do was catch the ball," Fregosi said. "And he did not catch the ball." Bell made nine errors and cost the Phillies at least three games with miscues in crucial situations.

* REDS: First baseman Hal Morris, who has been sidelined with a shoulder separation since a preseason brawl, will begin a rehab assignment tomorrow at Indianapolis.

* ROCKIES: Colorado released right-hander Bryn Smith, 2-4 with an 8.49 ERA in 11 appearances this season.

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