The evidence about whether Tug McGraw's two brain tumors are cancerous is inconclusive, according to the doctor in charge of his care at a Tampa hospital.

The statement from Steve Brem, the program leader of the neuro-oncology program at the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, gave no further information about McGraw's condition.

McGraw's family said the former Phillies reliever would undergo surgery early this week. A source told the Philadelphia Inquirer yesterday the surgery would likely take place Tuesday.

McGraw, who has been a guest pitching coach, was hospitalized on Wednesday in Clearwater, Fla., and was transferred to the hospital in Tampa on Friday.

* BLUE JAYS: Toronto released pitching prospect Pasqual Coco after he stole money from teammate Diegomar Markwell's locker, the Toronto Star and Toronto Sun reported.

Coco was cut Friday. He and Markwell shared an apartment at spring training this year and were teammates in Toronto's minor league system.

Blue Jays spokesman Jay Stenhouse did not immediately return phone calls from the Associated Press seeking comment.

* EUROPE: The commissioner's office has started discussing a plan to move regular season games to Europe in July 2004.

Italy, France, the Netherlands and England are among the candidates, according to Paul Archey, a senior vice president of Major League Baseball International.

"That's the next big frontier: Europe," Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Shawn Green said. "It's really an untapped resource."