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MLB notebook: Surgery will end Wieters' season

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By The Associated Press
Monday, June 16, 2014, 7:39 p.m.
 

Orioles catcher Matt Wieters will have season-ending surgery on his right elbow Tuesday.

Manager Buck Showalter announced the news before Monday night's game at Tampa Bay.

“We were hoping to get real lucky today, but I think we all knew where it was headed,” Showalter said. “It really wasn't making a whole lot of progress.”

Wieters will have the injured ligament replaced by a tendon from the right wrist. He finishes the season with a .308 batting average, five homers and 18 RBIs in 26 games.

Showalter said the team is hopeful that Wieters will be ready for Opening Day next season.

Caleb Joseph and Nick Hundley have taken over the catching duties during Wieters' absence.

Arroyo makes 1st trip to disabled list

Diamondbacks right-hander Bronson Arroyo is headed to the disabled list for the first time in his 15-year career with elbow tendinitis.

The 37-year-old signed with the Diamondbacks during the offseason and had been complaining of a sore arm in recent weeks.

Arroyo had gone 369 career starts without going on the disabled list.

Arroyo got the season off to a slow start after injuring his back in spring training, but was 3-0 with a 2.95 ERA his past three starts. He is 7-4 with a 4.08 ERA in 14 starts this season.

Marlins release pitchers Wolf, Slowey

The Marlins designated for assignment left-hander Randy Wolf, 37, and right-hander Kevin Slowey, 30.

Wolf, trying to make a comeback from a second Tommy John surgery, went 1-3 with a 5.28 ERA. He allowed five earned runs and nine hits in four innings Saturday in a loss to the Pirates.

Slowey, an Upper St. Clair native, had 17 appearances, including 15 in relief, was 1-1 with a 5.30 ERA.

Top Marlins prospect Andrew Heaney was called up Monday to join their rotation.

Giants sign Cuban outfielder

The Giants and free-agent Cuban outfielder Daniel Carbonell agreed to a $1.4 million, four-year contract, giving the team an experienced center fielder who can play all three outfield positions. The 23-year-old played for Camaguey in the Cuban Serie Nacional for four years, batting .287 (163 for 568) with nine homers, 70 RBIs, 119 runs, 28 doubles and four triples in 190 games.

Rose gets 1-day stint as manager

Pete Rose returned to manage a baseball team, but just for one day.

The 73-year-old Rose, who has the most career hits in major league history, skippered the Bridgeport Bluefish of the independent Atlantic League on Monday.

Rose was managing the Reds in 1989 when he agreed to a lifetime ban from Major League Baseball.

Rose later admitted that he bet on Reds games while running the team.

 

 
 


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