Bryan Harvey’s season is over, his career in jeopardy.
The Florida Marlins’ $4.5 million closer will be sidelined the rest of the year with a torn ligament in his pitching elbow that requires reconstructive surgery.
The 31-year-old Harvey, who pitched only 10 1-3 innings last year because of injuries, had trouble with his right elbow in three of the past four seasons. He lasted just 11 pitches in his first appearance of 1995 before leaving Saturday’s game at San Francisco with pain in the elbow.
Gant still hobbled
Ron Gant’s knee is more of a problem than it appeared to be in spring training.
Gant has left the past two games early, and has played in only 23 of 47 innings. He first injured the leg in a bike accident last spring.
“I still get inflammation (in the knee) after I run,” he said. “I’ll go back to the doctor and see.”
Around the N.L.
The San Diego Padres acquired left-handed reliever Sean Fesh from the Houston Astros to complete a 12-player deal that was made on Dec. 28… . The St. Louis Cardinals placed relief pitcher Rich Rodriguez on the 15-day disabled list due to inflammation in his left shoulder.
Rockies 8, Padres 3
Andres Galarraga, battling an early season slump, hit a bloop single in the eighth inning that triggered a five-run rally as Colorado ended San Diego’s four-game winning streak. Galarraga was hitting only .115 when he came to bat and was hitless in his previous 12 at bats.
Giants 7, Dodgers 0
San Francisco got its third shutout in six games as Terry Mulholland scattered six hits in seven innings and the Giants took advantage of four Los Angeles errors in one inning.
Cardinals 4, Pirates 0
Ken Hill wasn’t at his best, but it was good enough against Pittsburgh’s puny attack. Hill allowed five hits in seven innings and also had an RBI single in a threerun second.
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