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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hideo Nomo, the National League's Rookie of the Year in 1995, will undergo arthroscopic surgery today to remove loose bodies in his right elbow. Nomo was 14-12 with a 4.25 ERA in 33 starts this season.

In other baseball news, the Minnesota Twins said they've decided to bring back pitcher Bob Tewksbury for the 1998 season. Terms were not disclosed. Tewksbury, 36, was 8-13 with a 4.22 ERA in 26 starts for the Twins this season.

In Cambridge, Mass., a judge refused to allow former Boston Red Sox outfielder Wilfredo Cordero to travel to Puerto Rico before his Oct. 20 trial on charges of assaulting and threatening to kill his wife. Cambridge District Judge Arthur Sherman denied Cordero's request without comment. Cordero was arrested on June 11 after an early morning argument with his wife, Ana, that left her with bruises on her arms and neck and a bloody nose. He was charged with assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, making a threat and violating a restraining order.

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