BASEBALL DAILY REPORT : Magrane Out for the Season

<i> Associated Press</i>

St. Louis Cardinal pitcher Joe Magrane will have elbow surgery April 1 and miss the 1991 season.

General Manager Dal Maxvill, after consulting with team physician Dr. Stan London, said Magrane will undergo surgery to correct medial collateral ligament damage.

“It’s not good news, either from the personal standpoint of Joe Magrane or the ballclub,” Maxvill said.

Magrane’s surgery will be performed by Dodger physician Frank Jobe.

The 26-year-old left-hander flew to Vero Beach, Fla., to be examined by Jobe.


Magrane’s impending surgery was described by London as similar to that undergone in recent seasons by St. Louis pitchers Ken Dayley, John Tudor, Danny Cox, Greg Mathews and Todd Worrell. Worrell is the only one of the five still on the roster.