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Rockies’ Tulowitzki out at least 6 weeks

The Associated Press
| Thursday, June 21, 2012 8:32 p.m
Tampa Bay Rays reliever Joel Peralta walks in the dugout after pitching in the eighth inning of a game with the Washington Nationals on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. (AP)

• Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki had surgery on his left groin Thursday to remove scar tissue and will miss at least six weeks. Tulowitzki, who has been sidelined since May 30, was hitting .287 with eight homers and 27 RBI in 47 games. The Rockies are reeling without their two-time All-Star, losing 12 of 13 games entering last night’s contest at Philadelphia.

• Tampa Bay reliever Joel Peralta was suspended for eight games by Major League Baseball for having pine tar on his glove. Peralta appealed and can continue to play until the process is complete. He was ejected from Tuesday’s game in Washington.

• The Rays claimed utilityman Brooks Conrad off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers.

• Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp is optimistic about playing in the All-Star Game next month in Kansas City — as long as he’s sure he will be healthy for the stretch run with NL West-leading Los Angeles. Whether manager Don Mattingly and the medical staff give him the go-ahead is another question. “Of course I want to play, but I’ve got to do what’s best for the team,” he said. “If I’m not ready, I can’t play, but as of right now I plan on playing.” Kemp has been on the disabled list for a second time since May 31 with the same strained left hamstring that sidelined him from May 14-29.

• The Braves said Brandon Beachy had successful right elbow ligament-replacement surgery. The operation to reconstruct the partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow was performed by Dr. James Andrews. Beachy, who was 5-5 with a 2.00 ERA, faces a recovery period of at least one year.

• The Oakland Athletics called up prospect Derek Norris to split time with catcher Kurt Suzuki.

— AP

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