July 27th, 2007
He has left the team for now to deal with an unspecified family emergency. No idea yet how long he’ll be away, but MLB rules state a player must be on the bereavement list for no less than three days but no more than seven days. Jose Capellan has been recalled from Triple-A Toledo.
Also, Gary Sheffield is back in the lineup at DH after taking a cortisone shot in his aching right shoulder two days ago. It’s actually his second cortisone shot there this summer, he said Friday, but he expects he should be good to go the rest of the year after this one.