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Baseball briefs

August 28, 2003

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Royals put Lima on disabled list

Kansas City, Mo. -- Kansas City Royals pitcher Jose Lima was placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained groin for the second time this season Wednesday.

The Royals also added outfielder Rondell White to the roster. He was acquired Tuesday from the San Diego Padres. Lima won his first seven decisions after he was signed out of the independent Atlantic League, but was 0-1 with a 10.13 ERA in two starts since coming off the disabled list.

Elbow tendinitis sidelines Smoltz

Atlanta -- Atlanta Braves closer John Smoltz went on the disabled list Wednesday because of tendinitis in his right elbow, probably derailing his chances of breaking the single-season save record.

Team physician Dr. Joe Chandler stressed several times that the condition was not serious, and said Smoltz was not expected to have any lingering effects when he returns Sept. 8. Smoltz, who had reconstructive surgery on his right elbow in 2000, will rest completely for seven days.

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