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Baseball notebook: Glavine finished?

A sore shoulder has Tom Glavine mulling retirement. (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)
A sore shoulder has Tom Glavine mulling retirement. (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

Tom Glavine may retire if his sore left shoulder doesn’t improve in two weeks.

Glavine was told Tuesday he must rest for at least two weeks after inflammation was found in his left rotator cuff. The 43-year-old had an MRI exam and was examined by Dr. James Andrews, who advised treatment and rest.

Glavine said he’s tired of rehabbing after elbow and shoulder surgery last August.

“I’m willing to put in a little more time, but I’m not willing to put in another six weeks or eight weeks because by then, you know what, I’m going to have to start all over again and I’m not interested in doing that,” he said.

Glavine is a 305-game winner and 10-time All-Star.

Beckett shocked

Boston right-hander Josh Beckett was stunned after receiving a six-game suspension from MLB, which determined he intentionally threw a pitch near the head of the Los Angeles Angels’ Bobby Abreu last week.

Beckett, who immediately appealed the ruling, also was fined an undisclosed amount.

“We were pretty shocked,” Beckett said. “I think the appeal speaks for everything that we feel. I respect the job they have to do, but I don’t agree.”

Clearing the bases

Outfielder Scott Podsednik rejoined the Chicago White Sox, agreeing to a minor league contract one day after center fielder Dewayne Wise separated a shoulder. Podsednik played for Chicago from 2005-2007. … New York prosecutors say former Mets pitcher Ambiorix Burgos has been sentenced to nine months in jail for throwing his girlfriend against a wall and pummeling her in a hotel near Shea Stadium. … Authorities are awaiting autopsy results on Mark Fidrych and trying to figure out how the former All-Star pitcher died on his Massachusetts farm. The 54-year-old Fidrych was found dead Monday beneath a 10-wheel dump truck at his home. The cause of death appears to be accidental, but state law requires that all unattended deaths be investigated. … The Washington Nationals optioned outfielder Lastings Milledge to Triple-A Syracuse. Milledge was hitting .167 with no extra-base hits, one RBI, one walk and 10 strikeouts while batting in the leadoff spot of the order. … A federal bankruptcy judge signed off on a plan to raise tens of thousands of dollars for victims of the Bernard Madoff fraud by auctioning off pricey New York Mets season tickets owned by the disgraced financier’s investment firm.

 
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