Rickey Henderson, who has a strained calf muscle, is not likely to get a chance at breaking Lou Brock's stolen-base record until next week.
The Oakland Athletics outfielder is within one of Brock's career total of 938 but hasn't played since April 11.
The Athletics termed Henderson "very doubtful' for last night's game against the California Angels and doubtful for the weekend series against the Seattle Mariners.
* EXPANSION: The Washington-Baltimore area could support two major-league teams, Douglas Danforth, chairman of the National League expansion committee, told The Washington Post.
"We think the area's large enough," Danforth said, "simply because I think the Washington franchise would draw from Northern Virginia probably quite heavily."
* PIRATES: The club has broken off negotiations to move its spring camp to Winter Haven, Fla., and may discuss a return to Bradenton, Fla., where it has trained since 1969.
The Pirates were close to signing a deal to move into the spring training complex in Winter Haven being abandoned by the Boston Red Sox. A snag developed last month when the city commission voted down a proposal to buy a hotel complex for conversion into a dormitory for minor-league players.
* CUBS: Harry Grossman, who turned on the lights for the club's first night game in Wrigley Field, in 1988, died this week at age 94. He died on the day of the Cubs' first night game of the new season.