Manzanillo Has Surgery, Goes On Disabled List

Mariner relief pitcher Josias Manzanillo was resting in a hospital today after undergoing testicular surgery.

Manzanillo was injured Tuesday night when hit by a line drive off the bat of Cleveland's Manny Ramirez.

A Mariner physician, Dr. Mitch Storey, yesterday said he suspected Manzanillo's right testicle was ruptured. Storey said Manzanillo was not wearing a protective cup at the time of the injury.

The M's placed Manzanillo, a right-hander, on the 15-day disabled list and called up left-hander Tim Davis from Class AAA Tacoma.

Manzanillo was one of Seattle's best relief pitchers in the first week of the season, yielding one earned run in 6 1/3 innings.


-- John Marzano coaxed 15 pitches out of Cleveland's Bartolo Colon during a first-inning at-bat. He fouled off eight pitches before walking to force in a run.

-- Cleveland Manager Mike Hargrove on Seattle's winning pitcher, Bob Wolcott: "He doesn't have a 98-mph fastball or a drop-off-the-table changeup. But he does have all four pitches, and he pitches ahead. . . . He's sneaky."


What: Three-game series beginning tomorrow.

Where: Fenway Park, Boston.

Season series: Boston leads 2-1.

Probable starting pitchers: tomorrow (10:05 a.m.) - M's Randy Johnson (0-0, 3.00 ERA) vs. Steve Avery (0-0, 1.80); Saturday (3:05 p.m., KIRO-TV) - M's Jeff Fassero (1-0, 3.46) vs. John Wasdin (0-0, 4.91); Sunday (10:05 a.m., KIRO-TV) - M's Scott Sanders (0-2, 9.00) vs. Tom Gordon (0-1, 4.63).


Yesterday: 28,302 .

Home season total: 293,935 .

Avg. for eight games 36,742 .


Southern League (AA): Carolina 8, Memphis 6 (4-2) Midwest League (A): Wisconsin 4 (2-2), Cedar Rapids 2 California League (A): Lancaster 13 (4-3), San Bernardino 5