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Padres’ Langston Sidelined

Associated Press

The San Diego Padres put left-hander Mark Langston on the 15-day disabled list Friday, retroactive to April 15, because of a strained left shoulder.

The Padres recalled right-hander Donne Wall from triple-A Las Vegas. Langston, 37, who signed as a minor-league free agent on Jan. 8, is 1-0 with a 6.46 ERA in three starts. Wall was 2-0 with a 4.80 ERA in three starts at Las Vegas.

Left-hander Sterling Hitchcock, moved to the bullpen just before the season, will take Langston’s place in the rotation.

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Injury-prone left-hander Steve Cooke of the Reds is back on the disabled list with the same ailment that has limited him to just one appearance this season.

Cooke, who has been bothered by tendinitis in his pitching elbow, was taken off the disabled list five days ago. But after it became apparent that he had not recovered, Cooke was placed back on the DL.

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Jack Brickhouse, the broadcast voice of the Chicago Cubs for nearly four decades, was released from a rehabilitation hospital at Chicago.

Doctors said they expect a full recovery for the 82-year-old Hall of Fame broadcaster, who had a malignant tumor removed from the lining of his brain on March 3.

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A second opinion confirmed Philadelphia Phillie closer Ricky Bottalico has a bone chip in his right elbow, and the pitcher will have surgery Monday that will sideline him at least six weeks.


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