Miguel Cabrera underwent muscle repair surgery Tuesday and the Detroit slugger is expected to be ready for spring training after 6-8 weeks of rehabilitation. The Tigers revealed after the season that Cabrera had been limited by a tear in his groin. Cabrera batted .262 with two home runs in 11 postseason games, including Detroit’s loss to Boston in the ALCS . . . The Orioles hired 66-year-old Dave Wallace as their pitching coach. Wallace, who spent the past four years as Atlanta’s minor league pitching coordinator, replaces Rick Adair, who left the Orioles in mid-August for personal reasons . . . Cuban slugger Jose Abreu finalized a six-year, $68-million deal with the White Sox, about a week-and-a-half after the sides reached an agreement on the largest contract in franchise history. Abreu, a first baseman/designated hitter, defected last summer . . . Kansas City first baseman Eric Hosmer, Tampa Bay reliever Jake McGee, and San Francisco first baseman Brandon Belt are among players eligible for salary arbitration. Major League service time required for arbitration is set at two years, 122 days . . . Akron, the Double A affiliate for the the Indians, has changed its nickname from the Aeros to the RubberDucks.
Mavs GM steps down after 3 months
Gersson Rosas resigned as general manager of the Mavericks, just three months into his new job. Rosas, 35, said the position ‘‘was not the best fit for me at this point in my career.’’ He said the decision was made ‘‘solely by me’’ and that owner Mark Cuban tried to change his mind. Rosas, a native of Colombia, was an executive with the Rockets when the Mavericks hired him Aug. 1 . . . According to a Yahoo! Sports report, Thunder guard Russell Westbrook could return to action within two weeks. Westbrook had a second surgery on his right knee in early October after injuring it in the playoffs . . . Golden State’s Harrison Barnes will miss at least the first two games of the regular season with a left foot injury .
Sabres to pay part of Vanek’s contract
The Sabres aren’t done paying Thomas Vanek. In trading their top scorer to the Islanders, the Sabres agreed to pick up 19.5 percent of what’s left of the $6.4 million Vanek is still owed in the final year of his contract, a person familiar with the deal confirmed to the AP. In exchange for Vanek, the Sabres acquired forward Matt Moulson and two draft picks: a first-round selection in June and a second-rounder in 2015 . . . Flames defenseman Mark Giordano will be miss six to eight weeks because of a broken ankle. The Flames also said winger Lee Stempniak is week-to-week with a broken foot . . . The Blackhawks will visit President Obama at the White House on Monday to celebrate their second Stanley Cup title in four seasons . . . Tenth-ranked Rensselaer (4-1-1, 0-0-1 ECAC) jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the first, but the visiting Harvard (1-0-1, 0-0-1) men’s team stormed back behind goals from Alexander Kerfoot, Gerg Gozzo, and Brian Hart to earn a 3-3 tie . . . Louise Warren scored in overtime to lift the BU (4-1-1, 1-0-0 Hockey East) women’s team to a 3-2 win over host Northeastern (4-5-0, 1-2-0).
Ole Miss suspends guard Henderson
Mississippi sharpshooter Marshall Henderson has been suspended three regular-season games this season, including the first two Southeastern Conference games. The school announced the 6-foot-2-inch guard’s suspension relating to a July incident in which police found him with small amounts of marijuana and cocaine during a traffic stop. Henderson was not arrested . . . Former Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt is expected to be released Tuesday afternoon from a Knoxville hospital, where she has been since Sunday for what her foundation describes as ‘‘routine medical testing.’’ Summitt suffers from early-onset dementia . . . Kansas guard and Worcester native Naadir Tharpe has been suspended for the Jayhawks’ season opener after playing in an unauthorized summer league game in Chicago . . . Suspended Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson said he used ‘‘poor judgment on a test,’’ which is what got him suspended for the fall semester . . . Judge John B. Leete said he would decide later whether to allow a lawsuit against the NCAA filed by the family of longtime Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and others to go forward. The lawsuit alleges breach of contract, contract interference, defamation, civil conspiracy, and commercial disparagement.