Mariners’ Anderson Out for Season
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Seattle Mariners pitcher Ryan Anderson has a shoulder injury that requires surgery.
And he’ll miss the entire season.
The 6-foot-10 left-hander, nicknamed the Little Unit because of his resemblance to Randy Johnson, is scheduled for surgery Wednesday to repair a torn labrum, part of the shoulder joint. He had surgery to repair a similar injury on March 6 last year.
``It’s a shame. It really is,″ Mariners manager Lou Piniella said.
The injury was revealed when the 22-year-old pitcher’s left shoulder was examined Wednesday. Mariners trainer Rick Griffin said this injury probably is different from last year’s.
``It appears to be in a different spot,″ Griffin said.
San Francisco closer Robb Nen sprained his left ankle covering first base against Anaheim and is expected to be sidelined at least a week.
``I couldn’t put pressure on it,″ Nen said. ``I couldn’t walk on it. It’s pretty sore. We’ll have to wait and see.″
He was taken to the Scottsdale Healthcare hospital for X-rays, and will have an MRI exam Wednesday.
``X-rays were negative, so there’s no bone fracture or anything like that,″ Giants trainer Stan Conte said. ``There’s a fair amount of swelling, so there’s no way to tell how bad this is.″
At Tucson, Ariz., Curt Schilling bounced back from a bad outing by striking out seven in five scoreless innings in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ 5-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox in a split squad game.
Ray Durham and Frank Thomas hit consecutive two-out homers off John Patterson.
Schilling, who allowed eight runs on 10 hits in 2 2-3 innings against the White Sox on Saturday, gave up three hits and walked none.
``To have given up what I gave up the other day bordered on ridiculous in my mind,″ Schilling said. ``I was jittery coming into today. I didn’t feel like I’ve pitched well my last two games, and I certainly want to get on a roll and get it going.″
In other games:
Expos 6, Red Sox 5
At Jupiter, Fla., Jose Canseco homered, along with Chris Truby, obtained from Houston a day earlier, to help overcame Jose Offerman’s two homers for Boston. Grady Little, hired Monday as the Red Sox manager, was in uniform for the first time and observed from the bench. He plans to take over from interim manager Mike Cubbage on Thursday.
Tigers 9, Reds 1
At Sarasota, Fla., Craig Paquette, Ryan Jackson, Brandon Inge, Mitch Melusky and Craig Monroe homered.
Rangers (ss) 15, Twins 1
At Fort Myers, Fla., Juan Gonzalez hit his first homer of the spring. Twins starter Eric Milton gave up five runs and six hits in three innings, including a three-run homer to Bill Haselman.
Rangers (ss) 4, Yankees (ss) 3
At Tampa, Fla., Pat Borders hit a run-scoring single off Kevin Lovingier in the 10th. Nick Johnson hit a solo homer for the Yankees, who have won just once in the past 14 games, going 1-12-1.
Indians 11, Yankees (ss) 5
At Winter Haven, Fla., C.C. Sabathia shut out New York for four innings. The Indians, aided by shortstop Erick Almonte’s throwing error, scored three unearned runs off Ted Lilly in the second.
Devil Rays 1, Blue Jays 0
At St. Petersburg, Fla., Tanyon Sturtze, Paul Wilson and Estaban Yan combined for their second straight shutout and Steve Cox hit a run-scoring double.
Orioles 6, Dodgers 5
At Fort Lauderdale, Fla., David Segui hit a go-ahead single in a four-run seventh against Matt Herges as Baltimore won its sixth straight.
Phillies 5, Pirates 4
At Clearwater, Fla., David Coggin allowed a leadoff homer to Adrian Brown and wound up giving up three runs and four hits in five innings to reduce his ERA to 6.43.
Mets 10, Cardinals 7
At Port St. Lucie, Fla., Mark Johnson homered, doubled and drove in three runs. New York’s Steve Trachsel gave up four runs in the fifth inning, including J.D. Drew’s two-run homer off the scoreboard in center field, but John Valentin hit a two-run homer in the seventh, and Jorge Toca and Edgardo Alfonzo hit solo homers.
Braves (ss) 4, Royals 3
At Kissimmee, Fla., Andruw Jones broke out of a 4-for-27 slump, going 3-for-3 with a tiebreaking, two-run homer.
Braves (ss) 9, Marlins (ss) 5
At Melbourne, Fla., Julio Franco, was 4-for-4 with three RBIs.
Marlins (ss) 4, Astros 3
At Kissimmee, Ramon Castro went 2-for-3 with two RBIs, and Lance Berkman and Craig Biggio homered.
Padres (ss) 4, Athletics 2
At Phoenix, Brian Tollberg pitched four strong innings, and Kory DeHaan drove in two runs each.
Brewers 10, Cubs 2
At Mesa, Ariz., Ben Sheets blanked Chicago on three hits for five innings to run his scoreless spring stretch to 11 innings. Kerry Wood allowed four runs and four hits in five innings, giving up homers to Richie Sexson and Raul Casanova.
Padres (ss) 11, Angels (ss) 6
At Tempe, Ariz., Trenidad Hubbard and Kevin Eberwein each homered and drove in three runs. San Diego hammered Anaheim newcomer Kevin Appier for five earned runs in two-plus innings.
Angels (ss) 11, Giants 10
At Scottsdale, Ariz., Luis Estrella replaced the injured Nen. With the bases loaded, Estrella retired Jason Coulie before throwing a wild pitch that allowed Derick Urquhart to score.
Mariners 11, White Sox (ss) 4
At Peoria, Ariz., Paul Abbott gave up six consecutive hits to open the game, then settled down and allowed four runs and nine hits in four innings.
Diamondbacks (ss) 13, Rockies 9
At Tucson, Danny Klassen and Junior Spivey, utility infielders fighting for spots on the Arizona roster, both went 3-for-5.