He also had managing stints with the Cardinals, the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Houston Astros.
New York Mets righthander Rick Reed left yesterday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second inning because of a strained right middle finger.
Mets closer John Franco has missed the last five weeks because of a partially torn tendon in his middle finger. Reed's injury is not believed to be as serious.
An MRI showed no structural damage to the finger, and Reed planned to see a hand specialist today.
Cleveland righthander Jaret Wright was removed in the third inning against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays after aggravating an injury that had sent him to the disabled list last month.
Wright was on the DL from July 19 to Aug. 3 because of a strained muscle behind his pitching shoulder. He left the game after allowing a leadoff homer to Mike DiFelice and a double to Terrell Lowery, the only batters he faced in the third.
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Jamie Arnold dropped his appeal of a five-game suspension he received for his role in a bench-clearing brawl July 11 against Seattle.
Arnold, who started Saturday night's game against the Mets, began his suspension yesterday and will be eligible to return Friday.
Tampa Bay lefthander Wilson Alvarez was activated from the disabled list and started against the Cleveland Indians.
The Devil Rays also recalled outfielder Jose Guillen from triple-A Durham and optioned righthanded relief pitcher Bryan Rekar and outfielder Rich Butler to the minor-league club.
Alvarez (6-6) had been on the DL since July 18 with inflammation of the left triceps. He pitched five innings, allowing two runs on five hits in a 5-3 win over Cleveland.