Montreal Expo first baseman David Segui is expected to be sidelined for four to six weeks after undergoing surgery Wednesday to repair a slight cartilage tear in his left knee.
Segui, 30, who was put on the 15-day disabled list, returned to action Tuesday night against the New York Mets after missing seven games. He was 0 for 4 with two strikeouts, and had trouble running.
“He couldn’t play,” Montreal Manager Felipe Alou said. “He couldn’t swing the bat. Something had to be done.”
Segui, a switch-hitter, is batting .327 with six homers and 26 runs batted in. He hit .286 last season with 11 home runs and a career-high 30 doubles in 115 games.
The Expos called up first baseman Ryan McGuire from Ottawa of the International League. McGuire, a left-handed batter, hit .299 with three home runs and 15 RBIs for Ottawa.
The Colorado Rockies drew 48,049 for their 7-5 loss to San Diego on Wednesday night as they extended their major league record for consecutive sellouts to 157. In 25 home dates, they reached 1.2 million.
New York Met pitcher Bill Pulsipher faced four batters in a rehab stint at Port St. Lucie, Fla. After the first batter reached on an error, Pulsipher struck out the side.
The Cincinnati Reds plan to put starter John Smiley on the disabled list because of a strained groin and call up Brett Tomko from triple-A Indianapolis to start Friday against the New York Mets.