February 20, 1996 |
Deion Sanders is to announce today he is temporarily putting his two-sport career on hold to concentrate on being the NFL's only two-way player, according to the Associated Press. Sanders, who made $2.5 million playing baseball last season but doesn't have a contract now, has decided not to try latching on with a team in time for spring training. * In an effort to cut the time of games, major league baseball is considering asking umpires to call strikes on pitches at the knees this season.
May 4, 1991 |
Orel Hershiser continues to progress, working up to six innings and 75 pitches in his latest simulated game Friday in Philadelphia. Hershiser said his control and stamina continue to improve. "I feel like I'm making real good progress mechanically and good progress physically," he said. "I had good location and good movement on the ball. I'd say my sinker's sharp six times out of 10, compared to about three out of 10 two weeks ago, so that's a good sign.
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 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.