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Notebook: Yankees asking for forfeit victory

| Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004

The New York Yankees asked the commissioner's office to award them a forfeit over Tampa Bay after the Devil Rays failed to arrive in time for the scheduled start Monday because of travel problems in Florida due to Hurricane Frances. The doubleheader was changed to a single game and the start time, pushed back Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., was reset for 7 p.m. The Devil Rays, who reported to Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg at 8 a.m., left the ballpark at 1:05 p.m., departed Tampa International Airport at 2:40 p.m., arrived at LaGuardia Airport at 5:25 p.m. and pulled up to Yankee Stadium in two buses at 6:05 p.m.

  • Catcher Mike DiFelice reported to the Chicago Cubs yesterday, six days after being acquired from the Detroit Tigers. The Cubs also recalled outfielder Jason Dubois and right-hander Michael Wuertz and Sergio Mitre from Triple-A Iowa. Right-handed reliever Joe Borowski, sidelined since June 5 with a right shoulder strain, was transferred from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list.

  • Braves left-hander Mike Hampton missed his scheduled start yesterday against the Philadelphia Phillies because of a stiff neck. Hampton's neck had been bothering him for the past three days, said manager Bobby Cox, who wasn't sure what triggered the pain.

  • The Cincinnati Reds designated third baseman Brandon Larson for assignment to the minors yesterday, five days after he returned from his latest disabling injury. Larson, 28, has been on the disabled list three times this season, forcing him to miss 80 games. He hit only .212 in 40 games, including 33 starts.

  • Sammy Sosa was out of the Chicago Cubs' lineup against the Montreal Expos yesterday because of bursitis in his right hip. Sosa, a seven-time All-Star, is listed as day-to-day. The injury is not related to a lower back injury Sosa suffered earlier in the season, which put him on the disabled list May 19 through June 18.

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