The Blue Jays have lost Carlos Delgado for the remainder of the season after the star first baseman fractured his right leg.
Delgado, 27, was injured in Wednesday night's 14-9 win over the Red Sox when he fouled a ball off his right leg in the eighth inning.
He had 44 home runs and 134 RBI this season and batted .272. Delgado had not missed a game this season, playing in all 152 for the Blue Jays.
LANDMARK FENWAY: With plans afoot to build a new Fenway Park, the fabled ballfield received a boost yesterday from a historic preservation group trying to save it from destruction.
Historic Massachusetts put Fenway at the top of its annual "Top Ten" list of landmarks it says are endangered by neglect, inappropriate development or insensitive public policy.
Margaret Dyson, director of the small nonprofit group, said the choice of a high-profile, politically charged monument for its list was unusual, because the group typically works to protect little-known local landmarks.
But she said Fenway's importance to the state and nation compelled the group to act.
"Every once and a while there's something of significance to the country, and Fenway is of that caliber," she said. "People here were saying, `How could we not list it?' "
With 33,871 seats, Fenway Park is the smallest ballpark in the major leagues. It opened on April 20, 1912.
MARINERS' SEARCH: Pat Gillick, GM for the Blue Jays' world champion teams in 1992-93 and two Orioles playoff clubs, has met with Mariners President Chuck Armstrong to discuss the team's GM job.
Gillick, 62, joins former Yankees and Astros GM Bob Watson in the hunt for the job being vacated Oct. 31 by Woody Woodward, whose 11-year tenure was the longest of any current GM in the major leagues.
Gillick is an official with Team USA Baseball.
ALL-STAR DATE: The 2001 All-Star Game at Safeco Field in Seattle will be played on July 10, the baseball commissioner's office said.