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Expos’ Segui Put on Disabled List

Associated Press

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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