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Baseball briefs

September 4, 2003

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Bonderman taken out of Tigers' rotation

Detroit -- Tigers rookie Jeremy Bonderman, one of two Detroit pitchers on pace to lose more than 20 games this season, was removed from the starting rotation Wednesday by manager Alan Trammell.

Bonderman, 6-18 with a 5.66 ERA, was scheduled to start Sunday in Toronto, but will be replaced by Chris Mears.

Mike Maroth of the Tigers is 6-19 with a 5.42 ERA.

Vizquel likely out for rest of season

Detroit -- Cleveland Indians shortstop Omar Vizquel likely will miss the rest of the season because of his injured right knee.

Vizquel had surgery on the knee in June and may need another operation. He went 0-for-4 in Tuesday night's 8-6 loss to the Tigers, then left the Indians after the game to undergo tests at Cleveland's Lutheran Hospital. He was to have an MRI Wednesday.

Yankees complete trade with Twins for Orosco

Toronto -- The New York Yankees acquired right-hander Juan Padilla from Minnesota Wednesday as the player to be named in the trade for Jesse Orosco.

Padilla went 7-4 with a 3.36 ERA in 57 appearances at Triple-A Rochester.

Orosco, designated for assignment by the Yankees, was acquired by the Twins Sunday for a player to be named.

Klesko to have surgery on injured shoulder

San Diego -- San Diego's Ryan Klesko will have surgery on his right shoulder today and his season will be finished.

His shoulder has been bothering him since spring training, and doctors will shave down the end of his collarbone. The first baseman anticipates up to six weeks of rehab and a full recovery in two months. Although he leads the Padres with 21 homers and 67 RBIs, his average dipped to .252.

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