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Ouch! Biggio gets HBP record

Associated Press

NOTES

Craig Biggio was hit on the elbow by Colorado’s Byung-Hyun Kim on Wednesday, breaking the modern record for being hit by a pitch.

Biggio was hit on the padding guarding his right elbow during the fourth inning of Houston’s game against the Rockies, marking the 268th time he’s been plunked, the post-1900 record. He tied Don Baylor’s record in the fifth inning Tuesday night, when Colorado’s Jason Jennings hit him in the lower back.

Biggio has been hit 12 times this year.

Sheffield: ‘I’m not going’

Gary Sheffield has no intention of leaving the New York Yankees, and manager Joe Torre said that the team rejected a possible trade with the New York Mets involving the outfielder.

Sheffield reacted emotionally when asked to comment on a story in the New York Post, which said the Yankees have held preliminary talks on a trade involving Sheffield and Mets outfielder Mike Cameron.

“I can’t sit here and blame the Yankees for other teams wanting me, so let’s clear that up,” Sheffield said. “I understand that. But I’m just letting you know if it happens, it becomes personal and I’m not going to accept this because of the concessions I made.”

Schilling has rehab start

Curt Schilling took a big step toward rejoining the Boston Red Sox’s rotation by pitching five strong innings for Triple-A Pawtucket in his first start since injuring his right ankle in April, at Fort Mill, S.C.

“Right-hander Kelvim Escobar of the Los Angeles Angels underwent surgery on his pitching elbow, and is expected to be sidelined until late August or early September.

“Florida Marlins manager Jack McKeon will miss two games because of a death in his family. In McKeon’s absence, bench coach Harry Dunlop was to manage the Marlins. Dunlop was the San Diego Padres’ coordinator of minor league instruction (1988-90) when the Spokane Indians were affiliated with San Diego.

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