Peep Show

Updated: July 25, 2003, 9:26 AM ET
By Jim Baker

American League

Boston Red Sox: Did the Sox send Pittsburgh damaged goods in the person of Brandon Lyon? The reliever was shipped to the Pirates in partial exchange for Scott Sauerbeck but perhaps should have been marked "fragile." And you thought only the elbows of clothing could fray. Apparently, the elbow itself can do some fraying too. An MRI has shown that Lyon has that very problem. Bob Hohler of the Boston Globe writes that the Pirates are contemplating what their next move will be in terms of protesting the trade.
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