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MLB briefs

June 24, 2004

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Royals' Pena selected as AL All-Star coach

New York -- Yankees manager Joe Torre and Marlins manager Jack McKeon filled out their coaching staffs Wednesday for next month's All-Star game in Houston.

Torre selected Royals manager Tony Pena and Blue Jays manager Carlos Tosca as the two AL coaches. McKeon picked manager Jimy Williams of the host Astros and Rockies manager Clint Hurdle for the NL team.

Torre also invited Yankees coaches Don Mattingly, Rich Monteleone, Willie Randolph, Luis Sojo, Mel Stottlemyre and Roy White.

McKeon also invited Marlins coaches Jeff Cox, Doug Davis, Perry Hill, Bill Robinson, Wayne Rosenthal and Pierre Arsenault.

Astros' Pettitte sharp in rehabilitation outing

Round Rock, Texas -- Houston's Andy Pettitte pitched five scoreless innings Wednesday in a rehabilitation start for the Double-A Round Rock Express. Pettitte, recovering from a strained left forearm, threw 43 of 72 pitches for strikes against the Midland Rockhounds.

"I really felt good, my arm was loose and I got into a rhythm over the last two innings," Pettitte said.

He allowed one hit and one walk while striking out five. The left-hander hit 90 mph on his fastball 10 times and 91 mph once, and he showed sharp control.

Cards call outfielder to replace Edmonds

St. Louis -- Jim Edmonds' groin injury on Wednesday prompted the St. Louis Cardinals to recall outfielder So Taguchi from Triple-A Memphis. And Edmonds' injury, coupled with Mike Matheny's rib-cage injury a month ago and the resulting emergence of rookie Yadier Molina, ended up making Cody McKay the odd man out.

Taguchi was in the lineup Wednesday night playing center field.

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