Dave Dravecky yesterday entered Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, where today he will have surgery for the fourth time since cancer was diagnosed in his left pitching arm in 1988, and he is resigned to having the arm amputated.
However, it still was not determined yesterday whether amputation would be necessary.
"Amputation is very likely, but there is a slight possibility that it won't happen," Sealy Yates, Dravecky's agent, said.
* ANGELS: Pitcher Fernando Valenzuela will undergo an angiogram this morning at St. Joseph's Hospital in Orange, Calif., to determine further the extent of blockage in Valenzuela's coronary arteries. Doctors at the hospital should have the results by this afternoon.
Valenzuela was placed on the disabled list Thursday when tests determined that there were possible cardiac vessel changes.
* ASTROS: Houston owners, unsatisfied with attempts so far to sell the team, will entertain offers from cities without baseball franchises who may move the team, the investment banker managing the sale said. National League owners have said they will not support any move by HSA president John McMullen to sell the team to out-of-town buyers who could move the team.