right-handed pitcher Colby Lewis
will have surgery to remove bone spurs from his right hip and will miss the rest of the season.
Lewis has not pitched this season as he has been recovering from elbow surgery. He said his elbow feels good but has recently dealt with hip pain.
The hip injury got to the point that it affected his pitching mechanics in minor league rehab games and was looking to rejoin the Rangers rotation in a couple weeks.
---Former Pittsburgh Pirates
star Dave Parker told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that he has Parkinson's disease.
Parker said he was diagnosed in February 2012 but only informed a few friends about it.
"There's no fear," Parker said. "I've had a great life. I always dreamt of playing baseball, and I played. I'm 62 years old and fortunate to make it to this point. I have some beautiful kids that I got to watch grow up and become adults. My fingerprints are on the baseball industry. I feel good about that. I have nothing to feel bad about."
---The New York Mets placed closer Bobby Parnell on the 15-day disabled list with a herniated disk in his neck.
The move is retroactive to July 31. Parnell has not seen action since in a week. On Monday, he had a cortisone shot in an attempt to relieve the discomfort in the area.
It is uncertain when Parnell will be ready to pitch again. He is eligible come come off the DL on Aug. 15, but manager Terry Collins has said surgery remains a possibility.
The 28-year-old Parnell has pitched in 49 games this season and converted 22 of 26 save opportunities with a 2.16 ERA. This is his first season as a full-time closer.
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