FRIDAY'S NL NOTEBOOK

After Breaking Nose, Rowand on DL

Phillies CF Aaron Rowand is helped off the field after he suffered a broken nose crashing into a wall Thursday.
Phillies CF Aaron Rowand is helped off the field after he suffered a broken nose crashing into a wall Thursday. (By Miles Kennedy -- Associated Press)
Sunday, May 14, 2006

Phillies CF Aaron Rowand was put on the 15-day disabled list Friday, one day after he broke his nose on a spectacular catch in a 2-0 win over the Mets.

The Phillies called up OF Chris Roberson from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to take Rowand's roster spot.

With the bases loaded and two outs in the top of the first inning, Rowand ran face-first into the fence while making an over-the-shoulder catch of a deep fly by Xavier Nady . He broke his nose and suffered fractures around his left eye.

Rowand, who was acquired in the trade that sent Jim Thome to the White Sox, held up his glove to show he made the catch and was immediately tended to by medical personnel.

· MORE INJURIES: Padres starter Woody Williams is headed to the disabled list after straining his left calf while running the bases in the second inning of yesterday's game against the Cubs.

"He's going to be out awhile," Manager Bruce Bochy said. "We just don't know for how long." . . .

Marlins starter Sergio Mitre threw only three pitches before leaving last night's game against the Pirates. Mitre had a start pushed back two days because of an injured right big toe late last month.

· DEMOTED: Astros closer Brad Lidge probably will not be used in save situations for the next couple of games as he makes adjustments that Manager Phil Garner hopes will be a remedy for his recent struggles.

-- From News Services


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