January 18, 2011 in Sports

Newsmakers

 

Operated Portland Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy has undergone arthroscopic surgery on both of his knees. There is no timetable for the three-time All-Star’s return. Roy has missed 18 games this season because of soreness in his knees. Roy is averaging 16.6 points in 23 games this season. For his career, the 2007 NBA Rookie of the Year averages 19.9 points and 4.9 assists. Roy’s surgery was performed in Vancouver, Wash., by team physician Dr. Don Roberts.

Traded Chicago Cubs pitcher Tom Gorzelanny was dealt to the Washington Nationals for three prospects, pending Gorzelanny’s physical. The Cubs will receive Michael Burgess, a 22-year-old outfielder with a strong arm, Class A right-hander A.J. Morris, a fourth-round pick in 2009, and Class A left-hander Graham Hicks. None were rated among the Nationals’ top 10 prospects.

Agreed The Colorado Rockies have agreed to a minor league contract with Jason Giambi, who could make the club as a late-inning pinch-hitter. The former A.L. MVP, who turned 40 this month, hit .244 with six homers and 35 RBIs in 176 at-bats last season for the Rockies.

• Reliever Jon Rauch has agreed to a $3.75 million, one-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, and fellow reliever Casey Janssen has settled his salary arbitration case with the team. Janssen’s deal, which was not immediately announced by the team, is worth $1,095,000.

Signed As expected, Cincinnati Reds First basemen Joey Votto signed a three-year, $38-million deal Monday that allows the team to avoid going to arbitration with the N.L. MVP.

Suspended Charlotte Bobcats forward Tyrus Thomas was suspended without pay for one game for a flagrant foul against the Hornets’ Emeka Okafor. Thomas elbowed Okafor in the head and was ejected for a flagrant foul, penalty two, late in the Bobcats’ 88-81 loss Saturday. Thomas served his suspension during Charlotte’s 96-92 overtime loss at Philadelphia. Thomas, in his fifth-year, is averaging 11.2 points and 5.9 rebounds off the bench this season.


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