Rolen: More Surgery Needed
St. Louis Cardinal third baseman Scott Rolen said Thursday that he has been told his ailing left shoulder will require surgery that will sideline him for six months.
Rolen, who underwent surgery on the shoulder after a May 10 baserunning collision with Dodger first baseman Hee-Seop Choi, was put on the 15-day disabled July 22 when it became the clear he was not improving. He batted .205 while playing from June 18 to July 21, with no home runs and eight runs batted in in 87 at-bats.
Rolen met with Dr. Tim Kremchek, the Cincinnati Reds’ medical supervisor, last week to get a second opinion on the injury.
Rolen said he’s weighing whether to try to finish the season.
Texas Ranger reliever Kevin Gryboski was suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed amount for “inappropriate actions” after a game against the Boston Red Sox.
Major League Baseball announced the suspension but did not specify what Gryboski did to warrant it.
Gryboski took the loss in the Aug. 9 game after yielding a game-winning single to Edgar Renteria in the bottom of the 10th inning. Earlier in the at-bat, Gryboski became agitated with calls by plate umpire Derryl Cousins.
The Milwaukee Brewers put outfielder Brady Clark, who has a bruised rib, on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Aug. 11, and recalled outfielder Prince Fielder from triple-A Nashville.
Clark suffered the injury against St. Louis when he collided with Hector Luna at second base.