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MLB roundup: Lasorda hospitalized following heart attack

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Dodgers Hall-of-Fame former manager Tom Lasorda was hospitalized after suffering a mild heart attack in New York on Monday, the team confirmed to on Tuesday. He is listed in stable condition.

Lasorda was representing the Dodgers at the First-Year Player Draft when he was taken to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. reported that the legendary manager was resting comfortably and could be released as early as Wednesday.

The 84-year-old has been a high-ranking club official since retiring as manager midway through the 1996 season, when he also suffered a heart attack. His is serving as a special advisor to the chairman, a title given to him by former chairman and owner Frank McCourt.

---Catcher Carlos Santana returned to the Cleveland Indians' lineup Tuesday night after missing eight games as a result of a concussion sustained May 25.

Players who sustain a concussion are now required to be placed on the seven-day disabled list, and Santana was activated on Tuesday.

Santa is hitting .245 with five homers and 24 RBIs in 43 games, and the Indians went 2-6 when he was sidelined.

Infielder Juan Diaz was optioned to Double-A Akron to make room for Santana on the roster.

---The New York Mets purchased the contract of Chris Young from Triple-A Buffalo.

The right-hander is scheduled to start Tuesday against the Washington Nationals. He hasn't pitched in the majors in more than 13 months.

---- New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano will defend his Home Run Derby title as the American League team's captain, opposite Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp.

Cano established a final round record with 12 homers last year, while Kemp led the NL in home runs. The 2012 Home Run Derby is scheduled for July 9 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.

The AL out homered the NL 76-19 at last year's derby. Kemp and Cano will each select three other participants for their respective teams, and will personally extend invitations.

---Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings was activated from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday.

Jennings, 25, outfielder has been out since May 12 with a left knee sprain. Before getting hurt, the righty had batted .265 with a .333 on-base percentage, with three home runs and eight steals in 113 at-bats.

To make room for Jennings, outfielder Rich Thompson was sent to Triple-A Durham.

---Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia will start Tuesday against the Baltimore Orioles after missing six games with a torn muscle in his right thumb, a source close to the player told

Pedroia wore a protective brace while taking swings Saturday in Toronto and had no setbacks.

---The Atlanta Braves acquired infielder Ruben Gotay from the Toronto Blue Jays for cash considerations.

Gotay has been assigned to Triple-A Gwinnett. He spent nearly half of last season in the Braves organization before signing a minor-league deal with Toronto this spring.

---The Toronto Blue Jays have expressed interest in Chicago Cubs right-hander Matt Garza, according to's Ken Rosenthal.

The Cubs are reportedly willing to discuss dealing Garza, and the Blue Jays have been mentioned as a team shopping for starting pitching depth. Garza has been success in the American League East, and can't be a free agent until after the 2013 season.

---Hal Keller, who spent 16 years running the Player Development Operation for the Washington-Texas franchise, died on Tuesday after a long illness at his home in Sequim, Washington. He was 85.

Keller served as Director of Player Development for the expansion Washington Senators from 1961-62 and 1965-71 before holding the same position with the Texas Rangers from 1972-78.
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