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. Delabar, just sent down Tuesday, and Cecil were both All-Stars last season. In other news, infielder Brett Lawrie was out of the lineup against the New York Yankees after getting hit on the back of his left hand by a pitch Wednesday night. X-rays were negative but manager John Gibbons said Lawries hand was swollen and he couldnt grip a bat. "He needs a day," Gibbons said. Juan Francisco played third base, with Steve Tolleson at second. Lawrie, hitting .237 with 11 homers and 37 RBIs, has been starting in both spots this season. Designated hitter Adam Lind remained out with a bruised right foot. Gibbons hopes Lawrie and Lind will be available this weekend in Cincinnati. Cecil left Fridays game in Baltimore with groin tightness and rested for a few days before returning to the mound Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium. He got two outs but walked in a run and gave up a bases-loaded triple to Brian McCann. Gibbons said Cecils groin didnt feel great during his outing. The reliever is 0-3 with a 3.76 ERA and three saves in 32 appearances. In addition, the Blue Jays announced that minor league lefty Ricky Romero had season-ending surgery on his left knee to clean out quadriceps tendon inflammation. The operation was performed Tuesday by Dr. Neal Attrache in Los Angeles, and Romero is expected to need about six months to recover. Drafted sixth overall in 2005, the 29-year-old Romero was a major league All-Star three years ago, when he went 15-11 with a 2.92 ERA for the Blue Jays. But he has struggled since then and spent this season at Triple-A, going 0-3 with a 5.50 ERA in nine starts. Noah Vonleh Jersey
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.com) - Colorado may be ahead of the Vancouver Canucks in the Western Conference standings, but they are a club that the Avalanche may want to avoid in the playoffs.(SportsNetwork.com) - The Colorado Avalanche resume a five-game road trip on Tuesday night looking to win in Carolina for the first time in seven years as they take on the Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The Avalanche had won five of six going into Mondays contest in Washington that kicked off this swing, but were bested 2-1. Alex Tanguay had a goal and Semyon Varlamov made 36 saves. Colorado had a three-game winning streak snapped. Im not happy that we lost but Im happy with our effort, said Colorado head coach Patrick Roy. We had some chances there in the third period and just couldnt put them away. Roy is expected to start Calvin Pickard tonight after the rookie was recalled from the minors on Saturday. Pickard has gone 6-6-2 in 14 games (11 starts) this season while filling in at times when Varlamov was out with a nagging groin issue. He has a 2.21 goals against average and .934 save percentage over that time. Pickard faced the Hurricanes in relief of Reto Berra on Nov. 22 and stopped all 17 shots faced as the Avs rallied for a 4-3 win. That gave Pickard the first victory of his career. Zach Redmonds second goal of the game was the winner with 1:35 to play, while Jarome Iginla had a goal and an assist. Berra was pulled less than 17 minutes into the game, but Colorado rebounded to beat the Hurricanes for the third time iin four meetings. Brandon Roy Jersey
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