HOUSTON - Oft-injured Astros LHP Mike Hampton is already out for next year.
The former Crystal River standout had surgery for a torn left rotator cuff and other damage in his shoulder that will sideline him for the 2010 season, the team said Tuesday.
Hampton, 37, was 7-10 with a 5.30 ERA in 112 innings over 21 starts, his most since 2004.
PEAVY TO START: RHP Jake Peavy, acquired from the Padres at the trade deadline, will make his White Sox debut Saturday at home against the Royals.
HARWELL HONORED: The Tigers will honor Hall of Fame broadcaster Ernie Harwell tonight at Comerica Park, the Detroit Free Press reported. Harwell, 91, recently announced he has inoperable cancer.
YANKS-BOSOX FACEOFF: The Yankees will open and close the 2010 season against the Red Sox at Fenway Park, the fifth time in 50 years the rivals start and finish against each other. Most openers are set for April 5.
TRIAL DELAYED: The trial of Andrew Gallo, charged with the drunken driving death of Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart, will likely be delayed by several months after a new defense attorney was appointed. An Orange County public defender was appointed after a private attorney quit, citing lack of resources.
CARDINALS: SS Brendan Ryan was scratched a day after hurting his left pinkie on a pickoff play.
NATIONALS: RHP Stephen Strasburg, the top overall draft pick, is set to pitch in the Florida Instructional League. He will report to Viera on Friday.
RANGERS: 3B Michael Young returned to the lineup two weeks after straining his left hamstring running out a grounder.
YANKEES: LHP Andy Pettitte will skip tonight's start because of a tired pitching shoulder.