MLB notes

PHILLIES: Jimmy Rollins was missing from the starting lineup for the third consecutive game Friday night because of a sprained left ankle.


The 2007 NL MVP injured his ankle on Tuesday during a win over the New York Mets. He struck out as a pinch hitter against Billy Wagner leading off the ninth in an extra-inning loss Thursday.

Rollins played in 230 consecutive games before Wednesday, a streak that began in the second game of a doubleheader on July 30, 2006.

Eric Bruntlett replaced Rollins for the third consecutive game. Bruntlett committed two of the team's four errors in a loss Wednesday.

DIAMONDBACKS: Left-hander Doug Davis had surgery for thyroid cancer Thursday, two days after pitching Arizona to a win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Davis had insisted on making his two scheduled starts before the operation to remove his thyroid gland. He said before the surgery he was optimistic about his recovery and that he expects to be sidelined only four to six weeks.

Doctors said the surgery was "very successful."

Davis (1-1) lasted just 3w innings in his season opener against the Cincinnati Reds, giving up three runs on four hits and six walks.

He allowed six hits and a pair of walks in picking up a win over the Dodgers five nights later, leaving to a standing ovation. Davis tipped his cap to the crowd, then came out of the dugout for a curtain call as the ovation continued.

RAYS: Pitcher Al Reyes was shocked with a stun gun and arrested early Friday after police say he fell against a ceramic pot in a bar, got up and picked a fight with a man he thought pushed him.

Reyes, treated at the scene for a cut on his nose, was charged with being in a fight that disturbed the peace. Eduardo Mora was charged with battery. Both men were released on their own recognizance, police said.

Witnesses told officers that Reyes, who turned 38 on Thursday, appeared to be intoxicated when he exchanged words with Mora, who punched the 6-foot-1, 240-pound pitcher in the face around 2:30 a.m.

ORIOLES: Closer Chris Ray worked out with the team before Friday night's game against Tampa Bay.

Ray, coming back from right elbow surgery, has been rehabbing at the Orioles' minor league complex in Sarasota, Fla. The right-hander has not thrown off a mound yet.

RAYS: Pitcher Scott Kazmir threw 46 pitches during his second batting practice session and is scheduled to pitch in an extended spring training game Tuesday.

The Rays' ace is on the 15-day disabled list because of a left elbow strain.

WHITE SOX: Manager Ozzie Guillen was fined by Major League Baseball for accusing umpire Phil Cuzzi of having a vendetta against him.


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