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Notebook: Glaus to have shoulder surgery

| Tuesday, May 18, 2004

LOS ANGELES -- Anaheim slugger Troy Glaus, a three-time All-Star and this year's AL home run leader, will have surgery on his right shoulder Friday and might be sidelined for the rest of the season.

The 2002 World Series MVP was limited to 91 games last season because of a shoulder injury he sustained while trying to make a diving catch.

Glaus was taken out of the lineup in New York last Wednesday. The third baseman had been the Angels' designated hitter recently because of a sore shoulder.

Glaus has hit 11 home runs in only 108 at-bats this season.

The surgery will be performed by Angels team physician Dr. Lewis Yocum to repair fraying of the labrum and rotator cuff, and Glaus will be placed on the 60-day disabled list, the team said Monday.

Glaus will join outfielder Garret Anderson, designated hitter Tim Salmon, first baseman Darin Erstad and reliever Brendan Donnelly on a crowded Angels' disabled list.

Wood, Prior throw

Cubs right-hander Kerry Wood threw off flat ground, and Mark Prior pitched a regular side session at Wrigley Field yesterday.

Wood missed his scheduled start Sunday after feeling tightness in his right triceps. Tests showed inflammation but no tears, and the Cubs are hoping he won't have to miss more than the one start. He'll throw off flat ground again today.

Prior, on the disabled list since the start of the season became of an inflamed Achilles' tendon and sore elbow, is on track to return in June. He pitched two innings Saturday during an extended spring training game in Mesa, Ariz., and could go to Class A Lansing on Thursday for a rehab start.

MLB creates pension fund for Negro Leaguers

Major League Baseball will provide more than $1 million in pensions to former Negro Leagues players through a new charitable program.

The fund will benefit 27 players, all of whom played after Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier in 1947.

"I am pleased that we are able to come to the aid of former Negro League players who are in need," commissioner Bud Selig said Monday in a statement.

Major League Baseball and the Baseball Assistance Team will handle the program.

Colbrun placed on DL

The Arizona Diamondbacks placed pinch-hit specialist Greg Colbrunn on the 15-day disabled list yesterday because of tendinitis in his right wrist.

The move is retroactive to Sunday. Colbrunn has two hits in 16 at bats (.125).

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