Dodgers' Martinez To Have Surgery

Posted: June 25, 1998

Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Ramon Martinez will undergo what could be season-ending arthroscopic surgery on his pitching shoulder next week, the team said yesterday.

Martinez, 30, will have a torn rotator cuff and torn cartilage in the shoulder repaired on Tuesday.

Martinez, who is 7-3 with a 2.83 earned run average, left his last start on June 14 against Colorado because of stiffness in the shoulder and underwent a magnetic-resonance-imaging test, which revealed the tears.

* The Cleveland Indians traded Geronimo Berroa to the Detroit Tigers for minor-league outfielder Dave Roberts, then claimed pitcher Tim Worrell on waivers from the Tigers. Worrell, 30, brother of retired Dodgers closer Todd Worrell, takes Berroa's roster spot.

* The St. Louis Cardinals placed lefthander Kent Mercker on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 14, with a bruised nerve in his left knee.

* The Oakland Athletics acquired veteran infielder Bip Roberts from the Tigers for a player to be named.

* The Milwaukee Brewers claimed righthanded pitcher David Weathers off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds. The 28-year-old Weathers was 2-4 with a 6.21 earned run average in 16 games, including nine starts, for the Reds this season.

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