MLB notebook: Scully to return for 65th season

Los Angeles Dodgers pitching ace Kevin Brown has a laugh with Dodgers announcer Vin Scully after a...

Los Angeles Dodgers pitching ace Kevin Brown has a laugh with Dodgers announcer Vin Scully after a radio interview before an exhibition game against the New York Yankees April 3 in Los Angeles. (Reuters)

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Hammerin' Hank Aaron hadn't arrived in Major League Baseball when legendary Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully got his start in 1950. Neither had Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks.

Jackie Robinson was in the prime of his career in Brooklyn and Yogi Berra was making his third all-star appearance.

Still, the 85-year-old Scully announced Friday he'll return for a 65th season as a big-league broadcaster in 2014.

"It has been such an exciting, enjoyable, wonderful season -- the big crowds in the ballpark, everybody is talking about the ball club, and I really respect, admire and love the management -- so everything just fell into place," Scully told the Los Angeles Times.

"It's just too good. As a baseball man, and someone who has always loved the game, the situation and the conditions are perfect."

One of the highlights of Scully's career came in 1956 when he and Mel Allen called the only perfect game in World Series history when New York Yankees pitcher Don Larsen achieved the feat.

DEJESUS TRADED, AGAIN

David DeJesus' barely had enough time to unpack his bags.

After the 33-year-old outfielder was traded from the Chicago Cubs to the Washington Nationals earlier this week, the Nats sent DeJesus to the Tampa Bay Rays for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

DeJesus appeared in all of three games for the Nationals, going 0-for-3 in four plate appearances.

Through 84 games with the Cubs this season, DeJesus hit .250 with six home runs and 27 RBIs.

He was in the Rays' lineup Friday night against the visiting New York Yankees.

BROXTON HAS SURGERY

Cincinnati Reds reliever Jonathan Broxton will miss the next six months as he recovers from a torn flexor mass in his right forearm, according to MLB.com.

The 6-foot-4, 310-pound Broxton had surgery Friday that will likely see him miss the start of spring training next season.

After missing time earlier this season with a similar injury, Broxton, 29, exited a midweek game after feeling more discomfort in his forearm.

The Reds placed him on the disabled list a day later.

Through 34 games this season, Broxton was 2-2 with a 4.11 ERA and 25 strikeouts.

BRIEFLY

Atlanta Braves righty Brandon Beachy will visit renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews after having an MRI on his pitching elbow ... The Oakland A's announced they've re-acquired catcher Kurt Suzuki from the Washington Nationals in exchange for a pitching prospect. The A's originally sent Suzuki to the Nats last August ... The A's also announced they've placed catcher Derek Norris on the 15-day disabled list ... The Atlanta Braves acquired veteran righty Freddy Garcia from the Baltimore Orioles Friday for cash considerations. Garcia will spend the next few weeks in triple-A before MLB rosters are allowed to expand in September ... The St. Louis Cardinals placed veteran right-hander Jake Westbrook on the DL with a lower back strain Friday ... MLB announced that Chicago White Sox minor league pitcher Pedro Rodriguez received a 50-game suspension for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program ... The league also suspended Angel Montilla, an outfielder on the Los Angeles Angels' Dominican Summer League roster, for 50 games ... San Francisco Giants righty Matt Cain landed on the 15-day DL Friday with a right forearm contusion, according to the San Jose Mercury ... The Colorado Rockies place closer Rafael Betancourt on the 15-day DL Friday with a sprained right elbow, according to MLB.com.


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