Braves 2B Marcus Giles will be out six to eight weeks after breaking his collarbone in a collision with Andruw Jones last night.

Giles and Jones crashed into each other while chasing after a pop-up in the first inning against Milwaukee.

Giles was racing back and Jones running in for Wes Helms's short fly. When they collided, the ball bounced away. Helms was credited with a double and two runs scored.

* GIANT'S CONCERN: Giants closer Robb Nen is trying something new in an effort to solve his troublesome right shoulder: an extended period of rest.

Nen is headed home to southern California for a month off from throwing and rehabilitation. He will be reevaluated after that.

The pitcher fought tears in the dugout when he and team trainer Stan Conte made the announcement before San Francisco played the Pirates yesterday.

* MOVES: The Rockies placed RHP Turk Wendell on the 15-day disabled list with stiffness in his right shoulder. The move was made retroactive to Thursday.

The team also designated RHP Scott Elarton for assignment following a 16-5 loss to Philadelphia. . . .

The Red Sox optioned LHP Mark Malaska to Class AAA Pawtucket to make room for IF Kevin Youkilis.

* DEAL: The Yankees acquired RHP Tanyon Sturtze from the Dodgers for a player to be named.

-- From News Services