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More Suspensions for Minor Leaguers

May 14, 2005|From Associated Press

Florida infielder Wilson Delgado and Kansas City utilityman Luis Ugueto were among four players given 15-game suspensions Friday for violating baseball's minor league steroids policy.

Pitcher Jeremy Cummings of St. Louis and first baseman Joshua Pressley of Kansas City were also suspended.

Sixty-three players have been suspended this year for violating the minor league program. Five players have been given 10-day penalties for violating the major league program.

Delgado is hitting .244 with two home runs in 33 games for triple-A Albuquerque this year. He has a .251 batting average and five homers over parts of nine major league seasons with San Francisco, the New York Yankees, Kansas City, St. Louis, the Angels and the Mets.

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Washington National second baseman Jose Vidro is expected to sit out at least three more weeks after an MRI exam showed a partially torn tendon on the outside of his left ankle.

Vidro went to Cincinnati on Friday to get a second opinion on the injury.

He left a game in Los Angeles on May 4 because of the ankle, then went on the 15-day disabled list Monday.

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The St. Louis Cardinals activated closer Jason Isringhausen from the 15-day disabled list and purchased the contract of left-handed pitcher Gabe White from triple-A Memphis. The Cardinals also optioned catcher Mike Mahoney to Memphis.

The team also said that third baseman Scott Rolen had arthroscopic surgery to repair a small tear in the labrum of his left shoulder.

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The Detroit Tigers put outfielder Bobby Higginson on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 6, because of a sore right elbow. Higginson is hitting .077 (two for 26) with an RBI.

Detroit also purchased the contract of left-handed reliever Doug Creek from triple-A Toledo.

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The Colorado Rockies put closer Chin-hui Tsao on the 15-day disabled list because of shoulder inflammation, replacing him on the roster with right-hander Blaine Neal. Manager Clint Hurdle said left-hander Brian Fuentes would fill the closer's role until Tsao returned.

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