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July 24, 2003

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Angels put Glaus on 15-day disabled list

Arlington, Texas -- All-Star third baseman Troy Glaus was put on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday by the Anaheim Angels because of a right shoulder injury.

The World Series MVP returned Wednesday to Los Angeles to have his shoulder examined by Dr. Lewis Yocum, the team's physician.

"It definitely affects the dynamics of our lineup," Anaheim manager Mike Scioscia said. "Troy wants to be playing. Nobody feels good about taking a step back. Hopefully, it will be short term."

The move was retroactive to Tuesday, a day after Glaus was hurt when he landed awkwardly on his shoulder while attempting to make a play on Julio Lugo's bunt at Tampa Bay. It is the first time he has been on the disabled list in his career.

Palmeiro becomes leader for Texas games played

Arlington, Texas -- Rafael Palmeiro played in his 1,513th game for the Texas Rangers Wednesday night, the most in team history.

Palmeiro entered the game against Anaheim as a pinch-hitter in the sixth, hitting an RBI single.

Palmeiro passed former All-Star catcher Jim Sundberg for the most games played in Texas. Sundberg played in 1,512 games from 1974-83 and 1988-89.

Rockies' Tsao to become first Taiwanese pitcher

Los Angeles -- Colorado's Chin-hui Tsao is to start for Colorado against Milwaukee Friday night and become the first pitcher from Taiwan in the major leagues.

Tsao, 22, was called up from Double-A Tulsa Tuesday after Denny Neagle was placed on the 15-day disabled list because of an elbow injury.

Tsao is 11-4 with a 2.46 ERA while holding Texas League hitters to a .214 average. He has a league-high 125 strikeouts.

"Maybe the right time is now. He's a kid who has shown special skills who you have to continue to challenge," Rockies manager Clint Hurdle said. "And there's not a higher challenge available."

Nagy joins front office with Cleveland GM

Cleveland -- Former Indians pitcher Charles Nagy was hired by Cleveland Wednesday as a special assistant to general manager Mark Shapiro.

Nagy, who won 129 games in 13 seasons with the Indians, will spend most of his time evaluating talent in Cleveland's minor-league organization.

"It's good to be back," Nagy said, sitting in the Indians' dugout at Jacobs Field. "I'm excited about this."

He went to spring training with San Diego and pitched in four games this season for the Padres.

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