Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jose DeJesus underwent shoulder surgery in Los Angeles yesterday for a torn rotator cuff and is expected to be out for at least 18 months, team physician Dr. Phillip Marone said. Arthroscopic surgery revealed a complete tear of the right rotator cuff. DeJesus, a right-hander, also underwent anterior reconstruction of his shoulder, Marone said.
* EXPOS: Montreal is making Pirates catcher Don Slaught play a waiting game. Slaught, who has been disabled with an injury to his right rib cage, was ready to be activated before last night's game. To make room, Pittsburgh has offered pitcher Miguel Batista back to the Expos, but Montreal probably won't decide until tomorrow whether to take him.
Also, Montreal outfielder Darren Reed, who has been on the disabled list since the start of the season, says he really isn't hurt. "Frustrating is not the word," Reed said from Des Moines, Iowa, where was on injury rehabilitation. "I don't know what's going on. I'm fine now. I'm ready to play."