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Fans’ booing rattled Palmeiro

From wire reports


A day after inserting earplugs to drown out fans, Rafael Palmeiro had second thoughts.

“Maybe it wasn’t the right thing to do. I’ve never been in a situation where I’m getting booed so badly and I just really don’t know how to handle it,” Palmeiro said Wednesday.

Palmeiro inserted earplugs after he was loudly booed during his first at-bat in the Baltimore Orioles’ 7-2 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night.

Wood has surgery

Chicago Cubs right-hander Kerry Wood underwent arthroscopic surgery to clean out his right shoulder, putting an end to a season riddled by injuries.

The hour-long operation included reinforcement of the labrum, as well as a debridement of the rotator cuff and bursa. The procedure was performed by Dr. Timothy Kremchek at Beacon Orthopedics in Sharonville, Ohio.

Clearing the bases

Pitcher Brad Penny decided at the last minute to withdraw his appeal of a five-day suspension. His scheduled start Sunday at Colorado will be pushed back and he instead will go against San Francisco on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium. Rookie Edwin Jackson will start Sunday.

“Barry Bonds had a day off from taking batting practice because of a logistical issue, the San Francisco Giants said.

Bonds continued his regular workouts in Los Angeles under the direction of renowned Angels orthopedist Dr. Lewis Yocum and physical therapist Clive Brewster.

“Oakland Athletics shortstop Bobby Crosby went on the disabled list for the second time this season, this time with a broken left ankle. The move is retroactive to Sunday.

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