Jun 13, 2009, 7:06 PM EST
– Anthony Swarzak pitched seven shutout innings against the Cubs on Saturday, but was promptly optioned to Triple-A Rochester following the game.
– The Red Sox still aren’t sure what to do with John Smoltz. His rehab stint comes to an end next Friday.
– Brian Bruney doesn’t like what Francisco Rodriguez does on the mound. Brian Who?
– Cody Ross and Jeremy Hermida launched two-run homers in a 6-5 win over the Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon.
– Roy Halladay won’t pitch until at least next Saturday after straining his right groin on Friday night.
– “Harry Doyle” will throw out the first pitch of Monday’s Brewers-Indians game.
– In an interview with the Cincinnati Enquirer, among other things, Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said there’s still no timetable on Joey Votto’s return.
– And finally, the Yankees are reportedly the newest potential suitor
for infield prospect Miguel Angel Sano. The Pirates, Indians, Twins and
Orioles are among the other teams believed to have interest in the
16-year-old from the Dominican Republic.
- Merry Christmas from HBT! 74
- THE YEAR IN REVIEW: HBT’s most commented-upon stories of the year 86
- The Yankees are treating Alex Rodriguez differently than they treated Derek Jeter. So what? 40
- Braves sign setup man Jason Grilli to two-year contract 15
- My Imaginary Hall of Fame Ballot 120
- Phil Hughes signs a three-year extension with the Twins 27
- The Padres have talked to the Phillies about Cole Hamels 23
- Why is John Smoltz a shoo-in for the Hall of Fame? 63
- Curt Schilling goes after Obama, says Ronald Reagan would watch “The Interview” (227)
- My Imaginary Hall of Fame Ballot (120)
- Today’s specious anti-Mike Piazza-for-the-Hall-Fame argument (96)
- THE YEAR IN REVIEW: HBT’s most commented-upon stories of the year (86)
- Phillies GM told Ryan Howard they’d be better off “not with him but without him” (85)