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October 06, 2000|From Staff and Wire Reports

Angel right fielder Tim Salmon had surgery on his right foot in a procedure similar to the one he had on his left foot following the 1998 season. He is expected to be fully recovered before of spring training.

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Members of the St. Petersburg (Fla.) High band refused to play the national anthem before Sunday's Tampa Bay season finale after Devil Ray officials told them they would have to pay $6 each to enter Tropicana Field. The band had been invited to play the anthem after the 75 members sold 203 Devil Ray tickets as part of a fund-raiser, making $406 for the band.

"I was insulted," principal Linda Benware said. "We're an inner-city school. There's no way you could convince me those kids should have to pay to play the national anthem at a baseball game."

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The Philadelphia Phillies have added three names to their managerial search: Ruben Amaro Sr., who works in the team's minor league system, and coaches Bob Boone of the Cincinnati Reds and Larry Bowa of the Seattle Mariners. . . . Infielder Terry Shumpert's $725,000 option for next year was exercised by the Colorado Rockies. . . . Former Dodger outfielder Trenidad Hubbard was released by the Baltimore Orioles. . . . Montreal Expo catcher Lenny Webster will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder today.

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