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Met being treated for depression, anxiety

NEW YORK — Mets RHP Taylor Buchholz did not return from the disabled list after his right shoulder healed because he is being treated for depression and anxiety.

GM Sandy Alderson said the team waited to disclose Buchholz's condition until he was comfortable with it becoming public.

Buchholz said in a statement the Mets released Friday before their game against the Yankees that he also suffered from depression and anxiety last season with the Rockies before he returned from elbow-ligament replacement surgery.

Buchholz is taking new medication and says he is not supposed to pitch until he adjusts to the dosage.

Buchholz went on the DL on June 2, retroactive to May 30 with shoulder fatigue.

A's: RHP Rich Harden was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list (strained right shoulder) for his first start with Oakland in three years.

Braves: 3B Chipper Jones was back in the lineup after missing a game with a sore knee, and LF Martin Prado, who has been out since June 8, is closer to his return from a staph infection in his right leg. Prado could make a minor-league rehab assignment next week.

Cubs: RHP Carlos Zambrano was put on the 15-day DL because of soreness in his lower back, and reliever Kerry Wood (blister on right index finger) was activated. Triple-A pitcher Ramon Ortiz likely will take Zambrano's spot in the rotation next week.

Diamondbacks: Closer J.J. Putz (right elbow tendinitis) was put on the 15-day DL, so setup man David Hernandez is expected to take that role. … The team selected the contract of INF Sean Burroughs from Triple-A Reno. Burroughs will likely move into the backup third baseman role now that the team has released Melvin Mora.

Nationals: Utilityman Jerry Hairston Jr. was put on the 15-day DL with a broken bone in his right wrist and is expected to miss 2-4 weeks. Hairston was hit by a pitch from Dan Haren on Wednesday.

Rangers: RHP Tommy Hunter (groin) was activated from the DL and will go to the bullpen, and RHP Dave Bush was designated for assignment. The Rangers have 10 days to trade, release or outright Bush to the minors. … RHP Brandon Webb was scratched from a Triple-A rehab start because of shoulder discomfort. He will be evaluated by team doctors.

Tigers: RHP Al Alburquerque was put on the 15-day DL because of inflammation in his right forearm.

Twins: 1B Justin Morneau, recovering from surgery to remove a fragment of a herniated disk in his neck, has regained some strength and will attempt light activities.

Yankees: Alex Rodriguez never played in the illegal celebrity poker games that ensnared such stars as actor Tobey Maguire, a spokesman for the third baseman said. Richard Rubenstein contradicted reports in Star magazine that A-Rod played in games hosted at Hollywood hotels and private residences. Rodriguez's name is not mentioned in any court filings in relation to the games.

Profitable sale: The New York Times Co. sold more than half of its stake in the Red Sox for $117 million. The newspaper said in a regulatory filing that it realized a pre-tax gain of $64 million in the deal for 390 of its shares.

Met being treated for depression, anxiety 07/01/11 [Last modified: Saturday, July 2, 2011 12:07am]

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