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Baseball briefs

September 13, 2002

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Ishii done for season

Denver Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Kazuhisa Ishii will not pitch again this year, but a physician said he expects the pitcher to make a full recovery.

Ishii, 29, was struck in the head by a line drive hit by Houston's Brian Hunter in the fourth inning of the Dodgers' 6-2 loss to the Astros last Sunday.

Oriole has surgery

New York Baltimore reliever Yorkis Perez had an appendectomy early Thursday and will miss the rest of the season.

Perez, who pitched against New York on Tuesday, felt ill during Wednesday night's game at Yankee Stadium and left the ballpark. After tests at a hospital, he had the procedure.

Rangers hire Wetteland

Arlington, Texas John Wetteland, the Texas Rangers' career saves leader, was hired by the team Thursday as a pitching instructor.

The 36-year-old Wetteland, who last pitched in 2000, was 48-45 with a 2.93 ERA and 330 saves in 618 games for the Los Angeles Dodgers (1989-91), Montreal Expos (1992-94), New York Yankees (1995-96) and Rangers (1997-2000).

Several Rockies ailing

Denver Injuries sidelined Colorado outfielders Larry Walker and Jay Payton as the Rockies opened their final homestand of the season Thursday against Los Angeles.

Left-hander Mike Hampton (7-15) also will miss his next start on Saturday because of a sprained right foot and ankle.

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