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BASEBALL DAILY REPORT : Rockies’ Swift, Leskanic Switch Places

Associated Press

The Colorado Rockies activated right-hander Bill Swift to start today and put reliever Curtis Leskanic on the 15-day disabled list because of right shoulder inflammation. Swift has had the same problem all season, and pitched only two innings in spring training before stopping because of persistent pain.

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San Francisco second baseman Robby Thompson, on the 15-day disabled list since Friday because of a neck injury, returned to the Bay Area on Saturday for X-rays and an MRI exam. No acute damage was discovered, but the tests revealed there is mild arthritis in his neck. . . . The Oakland Athletics put outfielder Pedro Munoz on the 15-day disabled because of a strained left knee and recalled infielder Tony Batista from triple-A Edmonton. . . . The Philadelphia Phillies announced they will activate first baseman Gregg Jefferies on Tuesday. They optioned pitcher Michael Mimbs and shortstop Kevin Stocker to triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and called up shortstop Kevin Sefcik from there. . . . The Minnesota Twins put infielder/outfielder Denny Hocking on the 15-day disabled list because of a small tear of the lateral meniscus in his right knee and purchased the contract of pitcher Mike Trombley from triple-A Salt Lake.


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