June 28, 1992 |
Dodger outfielder Kal Daniels was traded Saturday to the Chicago Cubs for a player to be determined within the next six months. Daniels was designated for assignment by the Dodgers on June 19, which basically meant the Dodgers could trade him, release him or assign him to a minor league club, a move Daniels could veto. The Dodgers had until midnight tonight to trade Daniels, the preferred move because of Daniels' $2.5-million guaranteed contract.
June 20, 1992 |
Frustrated in their attempts to trade him, even more frustrated in their attempts to play him, the Dodgers finally removed Kal Daniels from the roster Friday and took the first step toward releasing him. The Dodgers designated Daniels for reassignment, which means they have 10 days to try to get something for him before officially releasing him. The chances of a deal are slim, and the Dodgers will probably have to eat the rest of his $2.5-million contract.
May 27, 1992 |
After quietly smoldering for the first seven weeks of the season, Kal Daniels became the disruptive influence Tuesday night that some teammates claimed he would be. Except, the people he disrupted were the St. Louis Cardinals. With a last laugh in his sights, Daniels hit his first home run of the season and added a double to lead the Dodgers to a 5-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals before 22,494.
April 10, 1992 |
After putting Eric Karros in the starting lineup against San Diego Padres' left-hander Craig Lefferts on Thursday, Manager Tom Lasorda said he has not dismissed the idea of platooning either Karros or Todd Benzinger with Kal Daniels. Despite getting three hits in his first seven at-bats this season, Daniels is better known for having a career average of .308 against right-handers and .248 against left-handers. "I'm not going to be definite about that one way or another," Lasorda said.
March 19, 1992 |
The ringing of the telephone shattered the early-morning quiet of Kal Daniels' Montreal hotel room. The quiet of his season was shattered moments later. "I tried to be as calm as I could be, but I couldn't hide it," recalled Faye, his sister. "Our mother was in trouble." With his Dodger team in the middle of a title race, Daniels hung up on that July day last summer and began packing for the trip home to Georgia. It was the hardest decision he has ever made. It was also the easiest.