Stieb out until late in season


Seven-time All-Star pitcher Dave Stieb of the Toronto Blue Jays has a herniated disk that is causing sciatica, club officials said.

Stieb, who has not pitched since May 22, is not expected to pitch again until late in the season, perhaps returning in time to make five or so starts, a club spokesman said.

Stieb (4-3) was placed on the disabled list retroactive to May 23 due to a shoulder problem. He began experiencing back pain June 6 and underwent a Magnetic Resonance Imaging exam Tuesday.

* CARDINALS: First baseman Pedro Guerrero was ordered to face trial in a paternity suit filed by a woman claiming he fathered her 3-year-old son.

Loretta Pereira, who said she and Guerrero became involved while he was married, is seeking at least $3,000 a month child support for her son, Peter "Pedro" Pereira-Guerrero. Her lawyer, Bruce M. Gleason, said medical tests indicate a more than 99 percent probability that Guerrero is the father.

Guerrero, who earns $2 million a year, recently was placed on the disabled list because of a hairline fracture of his right leg.

* ROSE: Pete Rose, banned from baseball because of sportbetting, is looking to invest in racehorses.

"If you don't want to bet on horses, you can raise them," Rose told The (Portland) Oregonian in a telephone interview from Boca Raton, Fla. "I'm in cahoots with a group in Lexington, Ky., that's organizing together to get into the business of raising horses."

Rose also said he has met with trainer D. Wayne Lukas about being the trainer for the group.

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