ESCAPE: Saying "I don't fit in here," Mike Marshall has told the Mets he will request a trade at the end of the season. He said his decision is irrevocable.
Obviously the reason is that he has lost his first-base job to Dave Magadan, who is hitting more than .375.
Marshall's contract, worth $1.1 million a year, will end this fall. If the Mets don't honor his trade request in the offseason, he can be declared a free agent.
MOVES: The Dodgers moved LHP Pat Perry from the 15-day DL to the 21-day list and IF Jeff Hamilton from the 21-day DL to the 60-day emergency list. . . . The Indians put Keith Hernandez back on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Monday, because of a strained left calf muscle. He is hitting .208 in 36 games. The Indians called up veteran RHP Al Nipper, who's been working on a knuckler in Class AAA Colorado Springs. He'll start Saturday in Milwaukee. Also leaving Colorado Springs is the team's manager, Bobby Molinaro; the Indians fired him and replaced him with Charlie Manuel, their minor league hitting instructor. Molinaro was offered Manuel's old job.
PAUSE: The Yankees' team physician says pitcher Pascual Perez needs arthroscopic surgery, which would sideline him the rest of the season. Now Perez has a second opinion. Orthopedic surgeon James Andrews prescribes three weeks of rest, then a rehab assignment.
Perez has a chronic inflammation in his shoulder joint. He was 1-2 in three games before going on the DL.