Dodgers place IF-OF Santangelo on DL, promote IF Branson

Updated: August 24, 2000, 4:11 PM ET

LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers returned infielder-outfielder F.P. Santangelo to the 15-day disabled list today and purchased the contract of infielder Jeff Branson from Class AAA Albuquerque of the Pacific Coast League.

Santangelo tore the ulnar ligament in his left thumb while diving for a ball in Tuesday's 14-6 victory over the Montreal Expos. The thumb will remain in a cast for two weeks and he is expected to rejoin the team in mid-September.

Santangelo was activated ...

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