Expos RHP Tomo Ohka could be out as long as three months after breaking a bone in his pitching arm last night when struck by a line drive.

Bruce Thomas, Montreal's team physician, said Ohka was in great pain when he came off the field in the third inning after being struck by Carlos Beltran's drive.

The break occurred right where the ball hit, just above the right wrist.

Surgery, which seemed likely, would put him out at least three months, Thomas said.

* BONDS OUT: Barry Bonds missed the game against the Devil Rays to attend a funeral for the mother of a childhood friend in California.

He's expected to rejoin the Giants in Baltimore for the start of a weekend series tonight.

* MARQUIS AILING: Cardinals RHP Jason Marquis was scratched from his start against the Cubs with back spasms, and Dan Haren was recalled from Class AAA Memphis to take his place.

St. Louis optioned OF So Taguchi to Memphis to make room for Haren on the roster.

* CASH RETURNS: The Blue Jays activated C Kevin Cash from the 15-day disabled list and optioned RHP Aquilino Lopez to Class AAA Syracuse.

Cash hasn't played since straining his right rib cage on May 24. He is hitting .223 with two homers and 15 RBI.

* WAYNE TO DL: The Marlins put RHP Justin Wayne on the 15-day disabled list retroactive on June 4 with tendinitis in his shoulder.

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