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YANKEES: Captain Derek Jeter is expected to be in a walking boot when he rejoins his teammates Thursday for the start of a homestand at Yankee Stadium.

The team believes that Jeter should be able to resume his rehabilitation when the new crack heals in about four to eight weeks.

DODGERS: Right-hander Chad Billingsley will have Tommy John surgery this week and miss the rest of the season. He will have surgery today in Los Angeles.

Billingsley, 28, joined Zack Greinke (left fractured clavicle), Chris Capuano (left calf strain) and Ted Lilly (left shoulder surgery) on the disabled list although Lilly is set to come off the DL and start tonight in New York.

REDS: Reliever Jonathan Broxton had no problems with his pitching hand on Tuesday, a day after a line drive knocked him out of a game.

The former Burke County standout was hit on the right hand by Nate Schierholtz’s line drive in the eighth inning of a 5-4, 13-inning win over the Chicago Cubs on Monday night. He left the game for X-rays that were negative.

METS: Promoted outfielder Juan Lagares from Triple-A Las Vegas and sent down outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis.

MARINERS: Placed outfielder Franklin Gutierrez on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.

GIANTS: The commemorative plaque honoring home run king Barry Bonds’ record 756th clout has gone missing from AT&T Park.

Team spokeswoman Staci Slaughter says the club is in the process of replacing the plaque and is reviewing video in an effort to determine what might have happened, but hasn’t solved anything yet.


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