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Grace on DL, Clark recalled, Tapani undergoes operation

April 5, 1997

CHICAGO (AP) _ The Chicago Cubs put first baseman Mark Grace on the 15-day disabled list Friday.

Grace, off to a 5-for-10 start, strained his right hamstring while running the bases in the sixth inning of Thursday’s 7-2 loss at the Florida Marlins. To replace Grace on the 25-man roster, outfielder Dave Clark’s contract was purchased from Triple-A Iowa.

In Friday night’s game at Atlanta, Brant Brown was moved from left to first and Doug Glanville played left.

Cubs pitcher Kevin Tapani had surgery on his right index finger Friday as Dr. Richard Eaton, a New York hand specialist, removed scar tissue from a ligament. The pitcher will wear a cast for two weeks.

To make room for Clark on the Cub’s 40-man major league roster, Tapani was placed on the 60-day disabled list.

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