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Sore arm shelves Orioles' Rhodes

Reliever Arthur Rhodes, who won his first nine decisions for Baltimore this season, was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday, and the Orioles recalled left-handed pitcher Rick Krivda from Triple-A Rochester.

Rhodes (9-1) has not pitched since July 13. He has felt pain in his left shoulder, and was put on the disabled list retroactive to July 14.

Rhodes underwent arthroscopic surgery on the shoulder last Sept. 8.

MORE ORIOLES: OF Brady Anderson, who has been bothered by an inflamed appendix, was out of the lineup for a third day and may not be able to avoid surgery.

EXPOS: OF Moises Alou, who pulled a hamstring July 11, was recalled and expected to be in the lineup today when the Expos begin a two-game series in Pittsburgh. OF Sherman Obando was placed on the 15-day disabled list. He was sitting in the dugout Saturday when he was hit in the mouth by a line drive from the New York Mets' Jose Vizcaino. X-rays showed no fracture. Yamil Benitez, recalled last week from Triple-A Ottawa to replace Alou, will remain with the Expos.

PHILLIES: INF Mike Benjamin was put on the 15-day disabled list with a sore neck, and OF J.R. Phillips was sent to Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes-Barre. OF Manny Martinez was recalled from Scranton; RHP Bobby Munoz and OF Glenn Murray were activated from the disabled list. Between games of their doubleheader with the Reds, the Phillies sent LHP Ricardo Jordan to Scranton.

PIRATES: 2B Carlos Garcia was placed on the 15-day DL with a strained right hamstring for the second time this season. OF Jermaine Allensworth was recalled from Triple-A Calgary.

REDS: John Allen, who has run the team during owner Marge Schott's exile, learned from Schott's July 10 memo to employees that he will not be her choice on Aug. 11 to continue as chief executive officer through the 1998 season. Allen said he intends to keep the bands and discount tickets at Riverfront Stadium, and said his remaining priority is to display the retired uniform numbers of manager Fred Hutchinson (No. 1) and Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench (No. 5) in the outfield stands.

TWINS: RHP Dave Stevens was placed on the 15-day DL with cuts and a broken finger on his pitching hand. Stevens, who leads the team with 11 saves, punched a wall Saturday after allowing a home run to lose a game against Cleveland.

DAVIS PLAYS: Glenn Davis, 35, became the third former All-Star to sign with the St. Paul Saints of the Northern League when he agreed to a deal Monday. Davis, a National League All-Star first baseman in 1986 and 1989, follows Darryl Strawberry and Jack Morris to the independent league team. Strawberry has since joined the New York Yankees.

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