Indians recall Sabathia from Sydney Games
Cleveland The Indians didn't send C.C. Sabathia to Australia to pitch out of the bullpen, so the young left-hander was recalled from the Sydney Games on Tuesday and could start against Boston next week.
Sabathia, one of the few top prospects on the Olympic team, pitched in one exhibition game for the U.S. team, working five innings in a win over Australian last Saturday. The 20-year-old struck out five in a no-decision as the Americans won 5-3.
But because the Olympic team is only going to use three starters, Sabathia would have pitched in relief in the Sydney Games.
Among the conditions the Indians had insisted upon in letting Sabathia play for the U.S. team was that he only start, and that he was on a pitch count.
Brewers call up Brown
New York The Milwaukee Brewers purchased the contract of catcher Kevin Brown from Triple-A Indianapolis and moved pitcher Rocky Coppinger from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list.
Williamson breaks toes
Cincinnati Scott Williamson has two broken toes on his right foot and will miss at least one start, Reds team physician Dr. Timothy Kremcheck said Tuesday.
Williamson (5-8) was scheduled to pitch today against the Chicago Cubs.
Kremcheck said Williamson bumped his foot on a door at his home Monday night.
"He wanted to pitch, but there's no way," Kremcheck said.