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San Diego Padres center fielder Cameron Maybin ruptured his left biceps tendon Sunday and he will be sidelined two to three months.

Last year, he was limited to 14 games due to injuries to his right knee and right wrist.

He was hurt while diving to make a catch Sunday during to make a catch in an exhibition game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Ariz.

Maybin stayed in the game but had trouble fielding a grounder later in the inning. An MRI exam Monday found the biceps damage, but it ruled out shoulder capsule or rotator cuff damage.

Maybin stayed in the game but had trouble fielding a grounder later in the inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Ariz.

Maybin is the second regular the Padres lost to injury this spring. Third baseman Chase Headley has been sidelined since Feb. 21 with a strained calf muscle suffered in run-down drills.

---Boston Red Sox right-hander Jake Peavy was scratched from his exhibition start Monday in Bradenton, Fla., because of a cut to his left index finger.

Peavy cut the finger with a fishing knife Saturday, according to ESPNBoston.com.

"He's going to be 'no-throw' for three days and then initiate a throwing program off the mound," manager John Farrell said. "It's his non-throwing hand, so he can keep his arm in shape, but he's a scratch for (Monday)."

Farrell said the accident occurred at Peavy's Florida residence and that he had a surgical procedure on Sunday.

Brandon Workman was scheduled to start in place of Peavy against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

At the beginning of camp, Peavy injured his right ring finger when he was struck by a ball, which delayed his throwing program.

---The Baltimore Orioles are closing in on a minor league contract with two-time Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana, according to the MLB website.

Santana, 34, worked out for seven teams last week and was reportedly only hitting 77-78 mph on his fastball. He is shooting for a June return after multiple shoulder surgeries in recent years.

The left-hander went 11-9 with a 2.98 ERA with the New York Mets in 2010. After missing 2011 to recover from shoulder surgery, he pitched the first no-hitter in Mets history on May 1, 2012. However, he went just 6-9 with a 4.85 ERA. He last pitched in a major-league game on Aug. 17 of that year.

---Paula Creamer vaulted three spots to No. 8 in the Rolex Rankings a day after draining a 75-foot putt on the second sudden death hole in Singapore for her first LPGA victory since 2010.

The top five spots remained unchanged, with second-ranked Suzann Pettersen missing a second consecutive opportunity to knock Inbee Park out of the top spot. Stacy Lewis remained No. 3, followed by Lydia Ko and So Yeon Ryu. Karrie Webb, who faltered down the stretch Sunday after holding the lead after each of the first three rounds, moved up one spot to No. 6, followed by Shanshan Feng and Creamer. Na Yeon Choi, a former top 5 player, and Lexi Thompson round out the top 10.

---Former light heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver was arrested in Florida on Saturday night on a fugitive warrant issued in Nevada, according to the Tampa Tribune.

Tarver, 45, was wanted for jumping bail and failure to appear in Clark County, Nev. He was reportedly arrested by a Florida Highway Patrol trooper.

The charges were issued in June 2013, according to Tampa, Fla., TV station WFLA. He is being held without bond on insufficient check and theft charges.
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