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.
- Reds sign four-year contract extension with Devin Mesoraco 6
- The Yankees are going to try to get out of paying A-Rod his contract incentives 57
- How Commissioner Rob Manfred Can Make Baseball More Appealing 58
- Blue Jays cut off talks for Orioles executive Dan Duquette 46
- Rob Manfred, new Major League Baseball commissioner, suggests ban on defensive shifts 118
- Yankees reject A-Rod’s apology attempt 47
- Joe Posnanski: Remembering ‘Mr. Cub,’ Ernie Banks 17
- What they’re saying about the passing of Cubs legend Ernie Banks 7
- Bud Selig: The Greatest Commissioner in the History of Baseball (144)
- Max Scherzer’s seven-year deal with Nationals worth $210 million (119)
- Rob Manfred, new Major League Baseball commissioner, suggests ban on defensive shifts (118)
- Comments of the Day: some of you guys aren’t big Bud Selig fans (77)
- The 2015 Braves have “gravitas” and “veteran leadership” and will have dirty uniforms. Just kill me now. (76)