GMs FINED: The general managers of the Tigers and Dodgers were fined by Commissioner Bud Selig for violating baseball's million dollar rule in an April trade. The Dodgers' Kevin Malone was fined $15,000, according to the Los Angeles Times, and the Tigers' Randy Smith about $5,000, according to the Detroit Free Press. In the trade, the Tigers sent three minor leaguers to the Dodgers for RHPs Dave Mlicki and Mel Rojas. The Tigers agreed to take Rojas as long as the Dodgers paid about 95 percent of his $4.5 million salary. That, Selig said, violated the rule about including no more than $1 million in a trade.
GALARRAGA: Braves 1B Andres Galarraga, sidelined since February by back cancer, attended last night's game against the Marlins. He said he'll complete radiation treatments early next month, then join the Braves for workouts. He expects to play in 2000. Galarraga, 38, lives an hour north of Pro Player Stadium. He said he has been working out four times a week. He runs and bikes for an hour.
BECK BACK: The Cubs activated RHP Rod Beck, who had been on the disabled list for two months after elbow surgery. Beck, 30, had two bone spurs and several chips from his right elbow removed in May. Beck, who signed a two-year, $9.4 million contract in November, had a 2-4 record with seven saves, four blown saves and a 10.56 earned run average before the surgery.