Elbow sidelines Rangers' Witt

September 20, 1991

Bobby Witt, bothered by pain in his right elbow, won't pitch again this season and may need surgery.

Witt, who led the Texas Rangers with 17 victories last season, is scheduled for an arthrogram today. Doctors say he may have a bone spur.

Witt, in the first season of a three-year deal worth a guaranteed $7.3 million, is 3-7 with a 6.09 ERA. He missed part of the season after tests showed a slight rotator cuff tear in his shoulder. The injury did not require surgery.

Rangers manager Bobby Valentine said rookie Hector Fajardo probably will be put into the rotation Sunday or Monday.

* PADRES: The club and its No. 1 pick choice in the June draft, pitcher Joey Hamilton, agreed to contract terms, general manager Joe McIlvaine said.

Hamilton, who had threatened to return to Georgia Southern University, is expected to sign tomorrow.

* BLUE JAYS: Rob Ducey has a mild concussion as the result of a collision at home plate in Wednesday night's game against the Mariners.

Ducey, knocked unconscious on the play, was taken to Providence Hospital in Seattle. X-rays and a CT scan were

negative. The club said Ducey is expected to be released from the hospital today.

* GIANTS: Will Clark did not play for the fourth time in five games because of soreness in his right knee. Clark, who had a Magnetic Resonance Imaging taken yesterday morning, is batting .197 (12-for-61) in his past 17 games.

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