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BASEBALL : DAILY REPORT : DODGERS : Sharperson Activated; Lyons Demoted

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The Dodgers activated Mike Sharperson after the game. To make room on the roster, catcher Barry Lyons was sent to triple-A Albuquerque.

Lyons, who has has played in a team-low nine games, had said he would rather be traded.

“I have caused no problems here, I love playing here, and I will continue to keep my mouth shut and wait my turn,” Lyons said before the game. “But if they are planning on sending me back, I would just as soon they trade me. I didn’t sign here to play in Albuquerque. My contract is for the major leagues, not the minor leagues.”

Entering Wednesday, Jose Gonzalez and Lyons were hitless in 29 at-bats combined. They were the only two remaining players in the major leagues who began the season on the roster and have yet to get a hit.

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Kal Daniels missed his ninth start of the season Wednesday with a recurrence of the arthritis in his left knee.

According to trainers, the problem usually flares up after the Dodgers have played several consecutive games on artificial turf. They recently completed a seven-game trip on turf fields, and next week they will begin a stretch of six games in 10 days on turf.

“You could easily draw the conclusion that the turf seems to aggravate the problem,” therapist Pat Screnar said.

The Dodgers are 22-14 when Daniels is in the starting lineup, and 4-5 when he is on the bench.

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