Randa will have surgery Tuesday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals placed third
baseman Joe Randa on the 15-day disabled list late Monday night
with torn cartilage in his right knee.

Randa will undergo arthroscopic surgery on the knee Tuesday and
will be sidelined for about a month, general manager Allard Baird
said. Baird said Randa would be placed on the DL following the
Royals' game with Baltimore on Monday night.

"He'll have a scope done to clean up the torn section down
there," trainer Nick Swartz said. "Probably about a three- or
four-week return."

Randa becomes the fourth Royals player in 10 days to go on the
disabled list.

Starting catcher Benito Santiago went on the 15-day DL on June
19 with a broken hand and his backup, Kelly Stinnett, was lost for
the year to elbow surgery just three days later.

Closer Jeremy Affeldt has partially torn muscles in his rib
cage, and will be out possibly two months.

In addition, the Royals traded star center fielder Carlos Beltran to Houston last Thursday.