Washington Nationals outfielder Nate McLouth is out for the season because of an injured right shoulder. Manager Matt Williams said Tuesday that McLouth will have surgery Thursday for a torn labrum and is expected to recover in time for spring training. Williams says McLouth has had discomfort in his throwing shoulder all season. McLouth last played Aug. 1 and is on the 15-day disabled list.
A woman who accused Cincinnati Reds pitcher Alfredo Simon of sexual assault should have to publicly identify herself, his lawyer said Tuesday, though the woman has said she fears being harassed or hurt by Simon's fans. The woman is currently identified in court filings as Jane Doe, though Simon and his attorneys know her name and can use it to investigate the case. The woman's lawsuit says she met Simon at a Washington nightclub in April 2013 and went with him to a hotel, where he forced sex on her in a ''terrifying physical attack.'' Prosecutors in the District of Columbia decided not to bring criminal charges after an investigation, lawyers for both sides have said, but in April the woman filed a civil lawsuit seeking $15 million. They wrote she promoted her case in statements she and others representing her made to the media and therefore ''forgoes any legitimate consideration of proceeding anonymously.'' ''She has to stand by her allegations,'' Simon's lawyer Jon Fetterolf said in court Tuesday, arguing it was ''fundamentally unfair'' for the woman and her lawyers to publicize her case while asking for anonymity.