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YANKEES: Shortstop Derek Jeter left Monday night's game against the Tampa Bay Rays with a strained left quadriceps.

Morgan Ensberg came in to play first base before the third inning, and Wilson Betemit switched from first to shortstop to replace Jeter.

Jeter beat out a potential double-play grounder in the first inning and scored on Bobby Abreu 's two-run homer.

RED SOX: Bartolo Colon had a setback in his attempt to return to the big leagues with Boston.

The 2005 Cy Young Award winner, who is pitching for Triple-A Pawtucket, strained his right side. He was placed on the seven-day disabled list and will miss at least one start. Colon will be re-examined today before the Red Sox's home opener against Detroit, manager Terry Francona said.

"I don't think there's anybody (who) thinks this is anything" major, Francona said.

RAYS: Designated hitter Cliff Floyd was scratched from the lineup Monday night because of a sore right knee.

Jonny Gomes took his place as the designated hitter.

Floyd is batting .333 with two homers and five RBI.

WHITE SOX: Manager Ozzie Guillen was ejected from his team's home opener against Minnesota.

It happened after plate umpire Phil Cuzzi called a second strike against Paul Konerko during the third inning. Guillen quickly got tossed by Cuzzi after he popped out of the dugout to argue.

The ejection was Guillen's 13th since becoming Chicago's manager in 2004.

BRAVES: Scott Spiezio pleaded guilty Monday to misdemeanor drunken driving and hit-and-run charges stemming from a December car crash in California's Orange County.

Spiezio's lawyer entered the plea as part of a plea agreement, said Farrah Emami , a spokeswoman for county prosecutors. Spiezio was ordered to serve three years probation, undergo a three-month alcohol program, attend two Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, and complete 80 hours of community service.

He must also pay about $1,700 in fines and restitution, including $839 in damages caused by the crash.

Spiezio was cut by the St. Louis Cardinals in February after a warrant was issued for his arrest. Prosecutors said he crashed his car into a curb and fence in Irvine then ran away.

The 35-year-old Spiezio agreed March 31 to a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves.

DIAMONDBACKS: Center fielder Chris Young and Arizona have agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension.

The agreement, which includes a team option for 2014, was confirmed by a person familiar with the details who spoke on condition of anonymity because an announcement had not been made.

Terms of the contract approach the $31 million, six-year deal that Colorado shortstop Troy Tulowitzki agreed to in January, the person familiar with the details said.

MARLINS: Purchased the contract of right-hander Burke Badenhop from Double-A Carolina before Monday's game.

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