A Milwaukee County Circuit Court jury awarded $24.7 million to Randy Ready's wife, Dorene, who was disabled after taking diet pills prescribed by a physician.

Ready, a former Brewers infielder now with the Phillies, said diet pills prescribed by Vincenta Yap in 1986 caused his wife, now 28, to suffer a heart attack that left her a spastic quadriplegic.

Dorene Ready, who lives in a nursing home in Del Mar, Calif., can receive care at home because of the jury's 11-1 decision, said attorney Donald A. Shapiro. The award includes $15,486,325 for medical expenses past and future, $4 million for suffering, $4 million to Ready, $1 million for their three sons and $260,000 for child care.


Red Sox reliever Jeff Reardon underwent season-ending surgery yesterday for a ruptured disk. He will be hospitalized a few days before beginning light rehabilitation, and is expected to be ready for preseason training next spring. . . . Brewers pitcher Chris Bosio (4-9) will have arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Tuesday and may miss the rest of the season. . . . Brewers' Teddy Higuera received an anti-inflammatory injection Thursday and will miss his next start and possibly one more. . . . Left-hander Danny Jackson, who has a tear in his left shoulder, will start today for Reds' Charleston (W.Va.) Class A team.


Angels recalled P Joe Grahe from Edmonton. . . . Expos bought P Scott Anderson from Indianapolis. . . . Giants put P Randy O'Neal on 15-day DL and recalled P Francisco Oliveras.