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March 17, 1991

Dykstra meets with Vincent

Lenny Dykstra met with commissioner Fay Vincent yesterday, and the commissioner said it may be several weeks before he decides whether to take action against the Philadelphia Phillies outfielder for his involvement in high-stakes poker games.

Dykstra last week admitted writing checks for $78,000 in gambling losses during testimony in a Mississippi trial. He spoke with Vincent for approximately 15 minutes yesterday.

"They had a good meeting," club president Bill Giles said, declining to comment further. Dykstra declined to discuss the issue.

* ASTROS: Pitcher Mike Scott, one of two players left from the 1986 division-championship team, said he has given Houston a list of 12 teams to which he would accept a trade.

Scott and pitcher Jim Deshaies are the only remaining members of the Astros title team. Scott (9-13, 3.81 ERA), the Astros' highest-paid player, is in the final year of a contract worth $2.3 million per year.

Scott can veto any trade because he has 10 years of major-league service and five years with the same team.

* REDS: Owner Marge Schott, who complained of exhaustion and checked herself into a Cincinnati hospital, was reported in guarded condition. A spokesman for Schott said she was exhausted from her work and travel schedule, and had complained of flu-like symptoms.

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