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Notes: Expectations set for Terrero
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07/09/2004 11:43 PM ET
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SAN FRANCISCO -- If Luis Terrero didn't get the message, it wasn't from a lack of people communicating it.

Several veterans as well as manager Al Pedrique welcomed Terrero to the big leagues Friday but cautioned the youngster that the antics that got him in trouble in Triple-A this year would not be tolerated at this level.

   Luis Terrero  /   CF
Born: 05/18/80
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 205 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R

Terrero, who was called up late Thursday night after pitcher Scott Service was placed on the 15-day disabled list, has served two separate suspensions this year.

The first came for an on-field incident in May that also involved an altercation with a fan. Terrero wound up missing 36 games as he attended an anger management class.

The second incident happened Sunday when he hit a home run and got down on all fours and kissed home plate after rounding the bases. The organization suspended him for one game.

"Everything's in the past," Terrero said. "I'm real happy to be here. I'm ready to play hard and help the team."

That's the kind of attitude the organization expects.

"I'm always pretty easygoing," veteran Luis Gonzalez said after speaking with Terrero. "But you also have to let him know that the stuff he pulled down there ain't going to fly up here."

Pedrique, who met with Terrero earlier in the day, managed the 24-year-old for three seasons from 2001-2003 and seemed to have success communicating with him.

"I had him for three years and he's a great kid," Pedrique said. "He's just one of those players you have to talk to every day. He's not a bad kid, he's just real quiet and he likes to keep a lot of things to himself. You have to spend the time and show him that you welcome him and he'll feel comfortable talking to you. Sometimes he reacts without thinking."

Pedrique's message to Terrero was simple: Be on time, play hard and listen to the veterans.

Terrero, who is one of the organization's top prospects, was batting .330 with nine doubles, eight homers and 33 RBIs at the time of his promotion. Regarded as a five-tool player, Terrero is a center fielder by trade. With the Diamondbacks, his primary role will be as a fourth outfielder, though he will get a start either Saturday or Sunday.

   Danny Bautista  /   RF
Born: 05/24/72
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 225 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R

Bautista and Service homeward bound: Outfielder Danny Bautista and Service both went back to the Phoenix area where they will work through the All-Star break with team physical therapist Derek Steveson.

Service was placed on the DL on Thursday, but the club will wait to see how Bautista's back responds to the therapy before deciding whether he will join Service.

It was the unavailability of Bautista that forced the Diamondbacks to add Terrero.

"Right now his main reason for being here is I need an extra healthy body," Pedrique said.

Nothing to say: Rumors continued to swirl Friday about a possible deal involving ace Randy Johnson.

The New York Daily News cited an anonymous source in Friday's editions saying that Johnson would like to finish his career with a winning team.

The Diamondbacks have said as recently as last week that they want Johnson to finish his career in an Arizona uniform.

   Randy Johnson  /   P
Born: 09/10/63
Height: 6'10"
Weight: 230 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: L

"No comment," Arizona general manager Joe Garagiola Jr. said when asked about the report.

When asked about the Johnson rumors before Friday's game, Yankees manager Joe Torre said, "I think you have to talk to the general manager about that. I'm not making enough money to get involved in tampering stuff."

Said Yankees GM Brian Cashman: "I don't have anything hot right now. I expect to go into the [All-Star] break without making any deals."

Getting close: Two of the Diamondbacks' injured players could be activated off the DL right after the break.

Catcher Brent Mayne (back) was scheduled to play Friday, Saturday and Sunday for Tucson. If he comes through that OK, he could rejoin the team Thursday.

Infielder Carlos Baerga (calf) is supposed to run the bases for the first time this weekend. That's the final test for him before he can be activated.

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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