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MLB notebook — Sept. 9

Associated Press

A judge denied a motion Monday by former Dodgers CEO Jamie McCourt to throw out a $131 million divorce settlement that she argued was invalid because she believes she was misled about the value of the team that was later sold for $2 billion.

Jamie McCourt didn’t present enough evidence to show that she should get more than what she received in the settlement reached with former husband and ex-Dodgers owner Frank McCourt, Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon said in his 57-page ruling.

She contended her ex-husband short-changed her $770 million by misrepresenting the Dodgers’ assets during their divorce and believes Frank McCourt knew the true value all along.

Jamie McCourt “had the information, knowledge, experience and evidence that the value of the Dodger assets was greater than what she indicates in her moving papers which she relied upon in entering into the settlement of this matter,” Gordon wrote. “Further there is no credible evidence that [Frank McCourt] misrepresented the valuation to her in this case.”

Phone messages left for representatives for the former couple were not immediately returned.

Rangers’ Harrison has surgery

Texas Rangers Opening Day starter Matt Harrison had his third surgery of the season Monday.

The left-hander never got back into the rotation after having two operations on a herniated disk in his lower back. The third surgery — for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome — was on his right side.

The procedure was the same Harrison had on his left side in 2009. A rib was removed from the upper chest to alleviate pain in the shoulder. TOS affects nerves that pass through the shoulder into the neck.

The Rangers said the operation was performed in Dallas by Dr. Greg Pearl and it went well. Harrison is expected to be ready for spring training.

Astros reinstate catcher Corporan

The Houston Astros reinstated catcher Carlos Corporan from the seven-day concussion disabled list and he was in the starting lineup for Monday night’s game against the Seattle Mariners.

Corporan sustained a concussion after being hit in the mask by a foul tip on Aug. 19 against the Rangers. Manager Bo Porter said Corporan should be able to catch the entire game, although he would be immediately evaluated if he’s hit in the mask or helmet by a ball.



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