Archive for Monday, June 26, 2000

MLB Briefs

June 26, 2000


Williams returns to DL, Stottlemyre could follow
Phoenix Matt Williams is going back to the disabled list for the second time this season and Todd Stottlemyre might be joining him.
The Arizona Diamondbacks placed their All-Star third baseman on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a strained right quadriceps muscle and recalled infielder Danny Klassen from Triple-A Tucson.
Stottlemyre left Sunday's game against the Colorado Rockies after one inning with inflammation in right elbow.

Reds option right-hander; could promote Winchester
Cincinnati The Cincinnati Reds optioned right-hander Rob Bell to Triple-A Louisville on Sunday, leaving his roster spot open for now.
They're expected to call up Scott Winchester from Louisville before Monday's game. Winchester, 27, hasn't pitched in the majors since 1998, when he had surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff. He had a 3.31 ERA in 26 relief appearances for Louisville this season.
The Reds are hoping to bring Pete Harnisch back for a game next Friday in Arizona. Harnisch, disabled by a weak shoulder, lasted 52/3 innings Sunday in a rehab start for Louisville, his final test before being activated.

Guzman to undergo surgery
Arlington, Texas Nearly three months after going on the disabled list with a shoulder problem, Tampa Bay's Juan Guzman will undergo arthroscopic surgery Tuesday. How much longer Guzman will be out will likely be determined by the findings of the procedure, which will be performed by Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala.

Yankees' O'Neill tossed
Chicago New York's Paul O'Neill was ejected in the fourth inning of Sunday's game against the Chicago White Sox, moments after he threw his bat and helmet following a strikeout. O'Neill was upset with a called strike two by plate umpire Terry Craft. After he struck out swinging, O'Neill threw his bat and helmet and went back to the dugout. Seconds later, Craft gave the ejection sign and an angry O'Neill came racing back to the field at full speed toward Craft.

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