Phillies Send Daulton to Marlins

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Darren Daulton, the pillar of the Phillies' 1993 World Series team, was traded Monday to the Florida Marlins for minor league outfielder Billy McMillon.

"What we're doing now is right for everybody," Daulton said at an emotional news conference at Veterans Stadium. "I grew up from being a boy here to being a man, and I'll always respect that."

Daulton, 35, had the right to veto any trade. He has spent 13 years with the Phillies and 17 years in the organization--the longest tenure with one organization of any active National League player.

Daulton has advocated a trade since training camp, telling management he would prefer going to a contender in the American League that could use him as a designated hitter.

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Left-hander Donovan Osborne, sidelined 2 1/2 months because of a torn groin muscle, is expected to join the St. Louis Cardinals' rotation before the end of the month.

Osborne is scheduled to pitch for triple-A Louisville at New Orleans on July 24, then start for the Cardinals on July 29 in Houston.

Osborne hasn't pitched since May 2. He is 1-2 with a 3.60 earned-run average.

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The Colorado Rockies placed shortstop Walt Weiss on the 15-day disabled list because a strained left hamstring.

Weiss originally suffered the injury in a 14-12 loss to Los Angeles on July 21st and missed the last six games.

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