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BASEBALL / DAILY REPORT : AROUND THE MAJORS : Hershiser Goes on Disabled List

June 24, 1995| Associated Press

Cleveland Indian pitcher Orel Hershiser has been put on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 22 because of a lower back sprain, the team announced Friday. The Indians recalled right-hander Albie Lopez from triple-A Buffalo to fill Hershiser's spot in the rotation.

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In the last baseball salary arbitration of the year, Montreal Expo pitcher Jeff Fassero asked for a seven-fold raise from $315,000 to $2.45 million. Montreal has offered Fassero $1.5 million. A decision is expected today.

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Citing a "trail of broken promises," ABC and NBC said they are through with major league baseball in this century, and next year Fox or CBS can have it. NBC Sports President Dick Ebersol and ABC Sports president Dennis Swanson jointly announced the move. Their decision will dissolve The Baseball Network, a three-way partnership among baseball and the two networks, after only its second season.

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Veteran left-hander Joe Magrane signed a minor-league contract with the Montreal Expos. Magrane, who last pitched for the Angels in 1994, will report to triple-A Ottawa of the International League. . . . The Houston Astros put pitcher John Hudek on the 15-day disabled list because of a sprained right elbow. The Astros also recalled the contract of right-handed pitcher Doug Brocail from triple-A Tucson. . . . St. Louis Cardinal second baseman Geronimo Pena landed on the 15-day disabled list for the second time this season because of a hamstring injury. To replace him, the Cardinals called up Ramon Carabello, 26, from triple-A Louisville. The Cardinals also announced that left-hander Danny Jackson will return to the rotation and pitch Tuesday at Houston. . . . The Cincinnati Reds optioned right-hander John Roper to triple-A Indianapolis and activated left-handed reliever Chuck McElroy from the disabled list. . . . Milwaukee pitcher Cal Eldred underwent three hours of surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right elbow, the Brewers said. Eldred, the team's winningest pitcher the last two seasons, will miss the rest of the season. . . . The Texas Rangers announced that right-handed pitcher Hector Fajardo has been taken off the major league roster to accommodate newly acquired left-hander Dennis Cook. Fajardo has been designated for assignment. . . . Baltimore Oriole starting pitcher Kevin Brown may miss only three weeks with a dislocated finger. . . . Jose Rijo felt stiffness but no pain in his elbow as he threw 52 pitches off the bullpen mound. Rijo plans to start Sunday for the Cincinnati Reds, an appearance that could decide the rest of his season.

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