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Nevin Has Surgery on Knee

July 06, 2004|From Associated Press

San Diego Padre first baseman Phil Nevin underwent arthroscopic surgery on torn cartilage in his right knee and was put on the 15-day disabled list.

"I feel 100% better today than I did when I left yesterday just because it was locked yesterday," Nevin said. "It's just amazing what they can do now."

Nevin was hurt breaking out of the batter's box after hitting a single in Sunday's 7-1 win over Kansas City.

Nevin was replaced on the roster by outfielder Xavier Nady, who was recalled from triple-A Portland.

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Melvin Mora was put on the 15-day disabled list by the Baltimore Orioles, who figured the third baseman needed at least two weeks to recover from a hamstring injury.

His absence was easier for the Orioles to tolerate because of the fine play of David Newhan, who was hitting .417 and playing a solid third base since joining Baltimore on June 18.

Putting Mora on the disabled list freed a spot on the 25-man roster for pitcher Dave Borkowski.

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For Curt Schilling, starting next week's All-Star game would be a bonus -- a $50,000 bonus.

Under the contract he negotiated in November when he was traded from Arizona to Boston, Schilling receives a $100,000 bonus for his selection to the AL squad. The deal calls for the six-time All-Star to receive an additional $50,000 if he starts.

In all, 43 players earned $2.05 million in bonuses. Six players will receive $100,000 each: Vladimir Guerrero of the Angels, Schilling, Barry Bonds of San Francisco, Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees, Ivan Rodriguez of Detroit and C.C. Sabathia of Cleveland.

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Cleveland activated outfielder Ryan Ludwick and catcher Josh Bard from the disabled list and sent them to triple-A Buffalo.... Cincinnati recalled catcher Corky Miller from triple-A Louisville to fill the roster spot vacated by Casey.

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