June 7, 2006 |
Federal investigators searched Arizona Diamondbacks reliever Jason Grimsley's house Tuesday as part of their investigation of steroid use in baseball. Thirteen agents searched Grimsley's house in Scottsdale, Ariz., for six hours, according to Internal Revenue Service agent Mark Lessler, who would not say what they found. In seeking a judge's permission for the search, investigators who cracked the BALCO steroid scandal in San Francisco said Grimsley initially cooperated in the probe.
July 7, 2006 |
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Jason Grimsley are close to settling their compensation dispute, with both parties agreeing to donate the remainder of the pitcher's salary to charity, according to sources close to the negotiation. Grimsley asked for and was granted his release June 7, one day after federal agents raided his Scottsdale, Ariz., home searching for evidence of illegal performance-enhancing drugs.
June 22, 2000 |
Wednesday night's game turned into a walk in the park for the Boston Red Sox. Five walks, actually. That's how many the best bullpen in baseball issued in the seventh inning before Trot Nixon's two-run double capped a five-run rally that gave the Red Sox a 9-7 win over the New York Yankees. "We gave them a gift," Yankee Manager Joe Torre said. "You have to make teams beat you, and we didn't." New York's relievers began the game with the best earned-run average in the majors, 3.25.
August 13, 1996 |
The disaster-a-day pace continued for the Angels, who learned that pitcher Mark Langston will miss Wednesday's scheduled start against the Indians because of irritation in his right knee. Langston was examined by Dr. Lewis Yocum, team physician, and a magnetic resonance imaging test showed normal wear and tear on the knee. Langston was unavailable for comment before Monday night's game but was seen limping noticeably on a short walk from the trainer's room to players' lounge.
June 7, 1996 |
The Angels tried to sign pitcher Greg Swindell Thursday but were told, "Thanks, but no thanks." Swindell, a left-hander who cleared waivers after having been released by the Houston Astros on Tuesday, is on the verge of signing with the Cleveland Indians. "The Angels made a nice, interesting pitch and I really like working with those guys," said Alan Hendricks, Swindell's agent. "But it's just not a good fit right now. We're going in another direction."
June 25, 1996 |
The Chicago White Sox were glad to see Jason Grimsley leave the game, rallying for four runs after he was gone. "It felt good to come through because we have been struggling lately," said Darren Lewis, whose two-run double with two outs capped a four-run rally in the eighth inning Monday that sent the Chicago White Sox past the Angels, 4-2, in the first game of the doubleheader.
February 23, 1996 |
The incentive for Phil Leftwich to win the fifth spot in the Angels' starting rotation usually is heard in his Phoenix home about 2 a.m., or 3 a.m. or 4 a.m. It's the sleep-shattering wail of a baby in need of a bottle or a clean diaper. "Having to pay for four college educations has rejuvenated me quite a bit," said Leftwich, who sat out most of the 1995 season while recovering from shoulder surgery.
April 19, 1996 |
As his teammates took the field for Thursday night's game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Shawn Boskie reported to work for his first day of a new job: relief pitcher. "It's definitely a letdown," said Boskie, pulled from the starting rotation after pitching poorly in Monday night's 11-10 loss in Seattle. "It's disappointing because we as a team haven't played as well as we will, and I didn't hold up my end of the bargain."
April 20, 1996 |
Closer Lee Smith's first rehabilitation appearance at Class-A Lake Elsinore on Friday won't go very far in convincing the Angels he is ready to be activated from the disabled list. In one inning against the Visalia Oaks, Smith gave up one hit, two runs (one earned), one walk and a wild pitch. He struck out one and made 19 pitches.