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Archive for Sunday, August 5, 2001

Baseball Briefs

August 5, 2001

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Gonzalez sits again, might return tonight

Cleveland Juan Gonzalez missed his sixth consecutive game with a hamstring pull on Saturday, but Indians manager Charlie Manuel said he is hoping to write the name of his cleanup hitter in the lineup tonight.

Manuel isn't certain that Gonzalez is ready to play right field.

"If I use him at DH, Ellis (Burks) has to play the outfield, so we'll have to see," Manuel said.

Daulton resigns as coach

St. Petersburg, Fla. Darren Daulton has resigned as bullpen coach for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Daulton, a three-time NL All-Star catcher with the Philadelphia Phillies, was appointed in April. The Arkansas City native resigned for personal reasons and his replacement will be chosen within the next several days, the team said.

Orioles activate Segui, option outfielder Bigbie

Toronto The Baltimore Orioles activated first baseman David Segui from the 15-day disabled list on Saturday. Segui, disabled since July 16 with a sprained ligament in his left knee, is hitting .294 with eight home runs and 37 RBIs.

To make room, the Orioles optioned outfielder Larry Bigbie to Triple A Rochester of the International League. Bigbie hit .273 with one home run and four RBIs in 17 games.

Phillies' pitcher injured

San Francisco Philadelphia placed left-hander Randy Wolf on the 15-day disabled list Saturday after he sprained his left ankle on the dugout steps at Pacific Bell Park. To replace Wolf in the Phillies' rotation, Philadelphia recalled right-handed prospect Brandon Duckworth from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He will make his major league debut on Tuesday.

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