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Catcher sits out with kidney stones

7/1/2004

Seattle Mariners: Catcher Miguel Olivo, just acquired in a weekend trade, wasn't at Safeco Field against Texas because he was being treated for kidney
stones.

Manager Bob Melvin said Olivo could miss two or three days,
though he said there also was a slim possibility he could show up
in time for Wednesday's game.

Olivo joined the Mariners in a five-player trade Sunday with the White Sox for former Seattle right-hander Freddy Garcia and
catcher Ben Davis. Olivo started behind the plate in Tuesday's 4-3
win over Texas, going hitless in three at-bats.

San Diego Padres: The Padres optioned right-hander Brian Sweeney to Triple-A Portland a day after he beat Arizona's Randy Johnson for his first major league victory.

The Padres also recalled right-hander Brandon Puffer from
Portland in moves which manager Bruce Bochy said were part of
reactivating injured Jake Peavy.

"Peavy will join our rotation on Friday, and we just felt like
we could use another guy in the bullpen," Bochy said.

Peavy (4-2) has been on the disabled list since May 27 with a
strained right forearm. He made a rehabilitation start with
Double-A Mobile on Sunday and rejoined the Padres, who must make
another move to create room for him.

Boston Red Sox: The Red Sox signed veteran
right-hander Pedro Astacio to a minor league contract.

Astacio has not pitched since undergoing surgery to repair a
partially torn rotator cuff and labrum last June. He will
report to Fort Myers and eventually join Triple-A Pawtucket of
the International League.

The 34-year-old Astacio was 3-2 with a 7.36 ERA in seven starts
with the Mets in 2003 before undergoing surgery. He pitched
with the torn labrum in 2002 and clearly labored in the second
half of the season. After starting 8-3 with a 3.17 ERA, Astacio
finished 12-11 with a 4.79 ERA.

Astacio, a 12-year veteran, has also played for Los Angeles
(1992-97), Colorado (1997-2001) and Houston (2001). He signed
as a free agent with the Mets in 2002 and has a career record of
118-109 with a 4.58 ERA.

Houston Astros: Astros second baseman Jeff Kent wasn't in the
lineup against the Cubs because of a strained
right hamstring.

Kent, who was the leading vote getter for the NL All-Star team
at his position, left Tuesday's game in the fourth inning after
injuring his hamstring as he ran to second base on a double. He is
listed as day to day.

Adding to the injury woes, Wade Miller was put on the disabled
list after Tuesday night's loss to the Cubs with a sore right
shoulder.

Pete Munro will start Thursday in place of Miller. Jeremy Griffiths -- called up to replace Miller on the roster -- will go
Friday against the Rangers.

Miller had a 6-6 record with a 3.35 ERA in 15 starts and
returned to Houston on Wednesday for tests on his shoulder. He
played catch Tuesday and said his shoulder didn't feel right.

Detroit Tigers: The Tigers put pitcher Danny Patterson on the
15-day disabled list with bursitis in his right shoulder and
recalled lefty Steve Colyer from Triple-A Toledo.

The move with Patterson, 0-4 with a 3.98 ERA and two saves in 32 outings for Detroit this season, was retroactive to Monday.

Colyer was 1-0 with a 7.06 ERA in 26 outings for the Tigers this season before being optioned to Toledo on June 20. In five outings with the Mud Hens, he was 1-0 with a 1.59 ERA.

Arizona Diamondbacks: Right-hander Shane Reynolds had arthroscopic surgery Wednesday to repair cartilage in his right knee and was placed on the 15-day disabled list.

Reynolds, 36, made his Diamondbacks debut Monday after being activated from the 60-day DL. He gave up six runs and six hits and two walks in two innings, throwing only 50 pitches against San
Diego.

He had 277 starts for Houston and Atlanta before Arizona signed him as a free agent on Dec. 23.

Manager Bob Brenly said Andrew Good would take Reynolds' spot in the
rotation.

The Diamondbacks also placed utilityman Greg Colbrunn on the 60-day DL to prepare for surgery on his injured right wrist.

Arizona recalled right-handed reliever Greg Aquino from Triple-A Tucson and purchased the contract of outfielder Quinton McCracken from Tucson.

Information from The Associated Press and SportsTicker was used in this report.