Kansas City Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura opted Thursday to abandon his appeal of his seven-game suspension.

Ventura was suspended by Major League Baseball for his actions in an April 23 game at the Chicago White Sox, which led to a brawl with both dugouts and bullpens emptying. It was Ventura’s third incident in his first four starts.

Ventura (2-2, 4.94) exchanged angry words with Chicago’s Adam Eaton at U.S. Cellular Field. He was ejected for hitting Oakland’s Brett Lawrie with a pitch April 18 at Kansas City after giving up a three-run homer.

On April 12 at Anaheim, Ventura got into a confrontation with Angels outfielder and American League MVP Mike Trout.

Ventura’s next scheduled start will be May 8 at Detroit.

Twins’ moves

The Minnesota Twins put right-handed reliever Casey Fien on the disabled list because of a right shoulder strain.

Fien was hurt in Wednesday’s game against Detroit. He was 1-2 with a 4.35 ERA in nine appearances.

Right-hander Michael Tonkin was recalled Thursday from Triple-A Rochester, where he was 0-1 with five saves and a 2.45 ERA in eight relief appearances.

Wainwright has surgery

Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright had surgery to repair a torn left Achilles tendon, an injury that will sideline him for the rest of the season.

“Everything went well,” Cardinals General Manager John Mozeliak said after Thursday’s operation. “No surprises, which was probably the best news, and didn’t have to use any extra material to reattach the tendon. So now it’s rest and recovery for probably the next 6 to 8 weeks.”

Wainwright was injured while batting in Milwaukee on Saturday.

Nathan undergoes repair

Detroit Tigers closer Joe Nathan underwent season-ending Tommy John elbow and flexor repair surgery Wednesday.

Nathan, who is in the final season of a two-year $20 million contract with the Tigers, confirmed the surgery Thursday. He logged 35 saves in 2014 for the Tigers.

Nathan, 40, logged one save this year in the season opener at Minnesota, but went on the disabled list the next day with elbow pain. He exited after 10 pitches with a sharp pain in his right arm on a minor league rehab assignment on April 22 with Toledo.

He was diagnosed with an ulnar collateral ligament tear and a flexor pronator tear. Dr. Keith Meister, the Texas Rangers team physician, performed the surgery.

With Nathan out, Joakim Soria has an American League-leading nine saves in as many opportunities. The nine saves is a Tigers’ record for April.

Cardinals call up pitcher

Left-hander Tim Cooney has been brought up from the minor leagues by the St. Louis Cardinals to start against Philadelphia in his major league debut.

Cooney’s contract was selected from Triple-A Memphis before Thursday’s game. The Cardinals optioned catcher Cody Stanley to Memphis and opened a spot on their 40-man roster by transferring pitcher Adam Wainwright from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day DL.

Drama with Banks estate

The attorney for Ernie Banks’ wife says the late Chicago Cubs great’s longtime caretaker hasn’t turned over all pertinent financial information about his estate.

The Chicago Tribune reports Elizabeth Ellzey Banks’ attorney Thomas Jefson told a Cook County judge Wednesday that caregiver Regina Rice hasn’t disclosed all assets in Banks’ estate. That includes a joint bank account Banks had with Rice and a trust.

Elizabeth Ellzey Banks is challenging a will signed by Ernie Banks that gives all his assets to Rice.