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BASEBALL DAILY REPORT : AROUND THE MAJOR LEAGUES

Yankees and Jeter Still Dickering

March 07, 1997|Associated Press

Negotiations remained stalled between the New York Yankees and 1996 Rookie of the Year Derek Jeter, their shortstop who has turned down a $450,000 deal, which is $330,000 more than he earned last season.

Jeter's agent, Casey Close, is seeking $550,000.

New York could renew Jeter's contract at $150,000 under terms of major league baseball's collective bargaining agreement, although a higher figure is expected.

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National League MVP Ken Caminiti, a Gold Glove third baseman with the San Diego Padres who is recovering from reconstructive shoulder surgery, played defense for the first time this spring and booted the first ball hit to him in a 9-3 Milwaukee victory in Peoria, Ariz.

He atoned for it by snagging a line drive to complete a double play in the second inning. Until Thursday, Caminiti had played only as a designated hitter.

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New York Met right-hander Derek Wallace is expected to sit out most of this season because of an aneurysm in his pitching shoulder and will undergo surgery next week.

"This is not--and I emphasize not--a life-threatening situation," team physician David Altchek said. "He is in no danger, and I expect him to be back pitching within five months."

Altchek said the injury is similar to that which afflicted the New York Yankees' David Cone last season. Cone underwent surgery on May 10, and was pitching by early September.

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The Cleveland Indians signed starting pitcher Chad Ogea to a $3.35-million, three-year contract with a club option for the 2000 season.

The Indians also signed 10 players to one-year deals, leaving only outfielder Brian Giles and pitchers Alan Embree and Paul Shuey unsigned on their 40-man roster.

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Karen Golonka, mayor of Jupiter, Fla., said "bienvenue" to the Montreal Expos and "welcome" to the St. Louis Cardinals when the two teams broke ground on a new spring training facility.

The Expos will move their spring training and two minor league teams to the new Roger Dean Stadium in March 1998. Construction has already begun on the 90-acre, $27.5 million baseball complex.

The Expos' Class A Florida State League team and their Gulf Coast Rookie League team will also use the facility.

The Expos are moving from West Palm Beach's Municipal Stadium, which they had shared with the Atlanta Braves. The Braves will move their spring training to Orlando next year.

The Cardinals will move from St. Petersburg, where they have held spring training since 1938. The expansion Tampa Bay Devil Rays, who start play next year, will train in St. Petersburg beginning next spring.

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Armando Reynoso, acquired from the Colorado Rockies, gave up one hit and struck out four in increasing the Mets' scoreless-inning streak for starting pitchers to 17. . . . The agent for Philadelphia ace Curt Schilling, who is working on a one-year contract worth $3.5 million, has talked with General Manager Lee Thomas about a longer-term deal, believed three years for $15 million.

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