All-Star catcher Victor Martinez of the Cleveland Indians will have surgery on his ailing right elbow and be sidelined at least six weeks. Martinez and second baseman Josh Barfield, who was called up on Monday, were both placed on the 15-day disabled list today. Barfield has a strained left middle finger.
Already on Cleveland's DL are Jake Westbrook, who had Tommy John
surgery on his right elbow Thursday in California; Fausto Carmona,
a 19-game winner a year ago who has been out of action since May
24th with a strained left hip, and designated hitter Travis Hafner,
who is resting a sore right shoulder.