Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Touch 'Em All: Commish search begins

Baseball commissioner Bud Selig   (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
St. Louis Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. will lead the committee to find a successor to baseball commissioner Bud Selig.

Chicago White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf also is on the seven-member panel, which includes Colorado chairman Dick Monfort, Phillies president Dave Montgomery, Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno, Pittsburgh chairman Bob Nutting, and Minnesota chief executive officer Jim Pohlad.

Beltran on DL

Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday because a pain-relief injection did not ease the effects of a bone spur in his right elbow. The eight-time all-star was given a cortisone injection Monday night.

Marlins sign Wolf

Miami signed former Phillie Randy Wolf, 37, to a one-year contract. The 14-year veteran lefthander, who missed the entire 2013 season recovering from Tommy John surgery, hasn't pitched off a major-league mound since Sept. 22, 2012. He began this season with Arizona's triple-A Reno club, going 5-1 with a 4.50 ERA in six starts before exercising the out clause in his contract on Wednesday.

In other Marlins pitching news, Anthony DeSclafani, who grew up in Howell, N.J., and graduated from Colts Neck High School, was called up to replace ace Jose Fernandez. He won his debut on Wednesday night, striking out seven in a victory over the Dodgers. He drove in two runs.

Ortiz climbs HR list

Boston's David Ortiz hit two home runs against the Twins on Wednesday, giving him 442 and tying him with Dave Kingman for 39th on the career list.

- Inquirer wire services

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