Names In The Game
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) _ White Sox shortstop Craig Grebeck returned to Chicago on Sunday to have his broken right foot examined.
Team physicians Dr. James Boscardin and Dr. Scott Price were expected to examine Grebeck, after which the White Sox will decide whether to place him on the 15-day or 60-day disabled list. He is expected to be lost to the club for 4-6 weeks.
″Anytime you lose a guy like him, you’re going to feel it,″ said manager Gene Lamont, who lost All-Star shortstop Ozzie Guillen for the season on April 21 with torn ligaments in his right knee. ″I guess time will tell how much it’s going to mean to us. When Ozzie went down, we were lucky to have a guy like Craig. He’s probably as good a (backup) as any in baseball.″
Grebeck was injured Saturday night while running to first base in the fifth inning of Chicago’s 8-2 victory over the California Angels. It was the same foot that was bruised by a pitch from Seattle’s Randy Johnson on July 31, an injury that kept Grebeck out until he returned Friday night.
He is hitting .268 with three homers and 35 RBIs.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Aaron Krickstein will have surgery Wednesday to repair a broken bone in his left foot and be sidelined at least three months.
Krickstein, seeded first, broke his foot Saturday night during the semifinals of the $260,000 Volvo Tennis-Los Angeles tournament and was forced to retire from his match against unseeded Australian Mark Woodforde.
Krickstein, trailing 4-2, was injured as he planted his foot to hit a backhand volley. He fell to the court in obvious pain and left the L.A. Tennis Center in a wheelchair. X-rays at UCLA Medical Center confirmed the break.
″I felt it crack and heard it,″ said Krickstein, who has a history of foot problems. ″I knew it was bad when it happened.″
Krickstein, of Grosse Pointe, Mich., said he will have a screw inserted in the foot, a surgery similar to one he had on his right foot eight years ago.
″I’ll be the only human on the face of the earth with screws in both of my feet,″ said Krickstein, 25. ″I’m still young, you can’t just quit.″
MONTREAL (AP) - The hearing on the grievance filed on behalf of pitcher Bill Landrum against the Montreal Expos will continue on Tuesday in New York before arbitrator George Nicolau.
Landrum, who had a 7.17 ERA with Montreal and was demoted to their Triple-A farm team at Indianapolis, contends he was injured when he was sent to the American Association team and asked the Major League Baseball Players Association to file a grievance. Injured players may not be demoted.
Landrum has been bothered by rotator-cuff tendinitis in his right shoulder and a sore right knee this season, but medical experts have indicated the injuries were not serious enough to prevent him from continuing to pitch.
Landrum, who continues to receive his major-league salary of $950,000 at Indianapolis, pitched 20 innings for the Expos this season, allowing 27 hits, walking nine and striking out seven. He was 1-1.
This is the second grievance Landrum has filed this year. The first came after the right-hander was released by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the spring. Landrum contends the club cut him to avoid paying his $1.7 million salary.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Well-known sportscaster Ray Scott says he is moving from Minneapolis to Billings to do a radio talk show.
The 73-year-old Scott told the Billings Gazette he will be doing a show on station KBLG from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., plus a five-minute morning sports show, although the starting date hasn’t been decided.
Scott formerly did play-by-play announcing for the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Twins and worked for CBS for 18 years.
″After I took this show in the Twin Cities off the air about six weeks ago, I talked about a number of situations,″ Scott told the Gazette. ″When it all added up, it was Billings.″
Scott said he has been to Billings several times after he developed a close friendship with the late Dick Ryan, who ran an automobile dealership.
Scott said in addition to the radio shows, he may do some play-by-play announcing of Montana college and high school sports.