January 8, 2004
Provided that they remain retired, the following is a partial list of former major league ballplayers who will become eligible for the Hall of Fame. 2005 -- Jim Abbott, Jeff Blauser, Wade Boggs, Tom Candiotti, Chili Davis, Jeff King, Mark Langston, Jack McDowell, Willie McGee, Brian McRae, Jeff Montgomery, Otis Nixon, Tony Phillips, Mark Portugal, Terry Steinbach, Darryl Strawberry.
November 1, 1997
American League President Gene Budig said the Royals have made their decision on whether to switch leagues, and most baseball executives said Kansas City would remain in the AL. If that's the case, the Milwaukee Brewers would wind up switching to the NL next season. However, baseball's acting commissioner and Brewer owner Bud Selig differed with Budig. "At this point in time I'm not certain what their intentions are," Selig said. "We have to get back on that sometime next week."
April 12, 2008 |
San Francisco Giants shortstop Omar Vizquel could begin testing his surgically repaired left knee in minor league games early next week. The 11-time Gold Glove winner went on the 15-day disabled list after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery on Feb. 27. But outfielder Dave Roberts is scheduled to undergo surgery today to repair torn cartilage behind his left kneecap. Team orthopedist Ken Akizuki will perform the operation. The Giants made the announcement after Thursday night's 5-1 victory over St. Louis.
August 31, 2008 |
BOSTON -- Dustin Pedroia was four for four for the second consecutive game and got plenty of help from a makeshift lineup as the Boston Red Sox pounded Chicago's pitching again in an 8-2 victory Saturday night. The 5-foot-7 second baseman took over the American League lead with a .327 batting average. And he did it from the cleanup spot, the first time last year's rookie of the year batted there in the majors. Kevin Youkilis, who usually hits fourth, sat out because of illness.
September 11, 2010
The Oakland Athletics exercised their club option to keep Manager Bob Geren for the 2011 season. Geren received a one-year contract extension with the option in March 2009. He was promoted from bench coach in November 2006 by General Manager Billy Beane , a close friend. The GM had given Geren a vote of confidence this season, another in which the A's have been plagued by injuries but still stayed competitive in the AL West. The 48-year-old Geren, the 28th manager in franchise history, had a 296-329 record in four seasons entering Saturday night's game against the Boston Red Sox. Oakland gave him his first big league managerial job. Garcia scratched from start Chicago White Sox right-hander Freddy Garcia was scratched from Sunday's scheduled start against the Kansas City Royals because of a sore lower back.
June 8, 2007 |
Chicago White Sox Manager Ozzie Guillen thinks Major League Baseball's steroids investigation is unfairly targeting Latino players. "I meet with, like, five people," Guillen said Wednesday. "The only thing that made me upset was they tried to mention too many Latino players. I think they try to put the Latinos to be the bad cloud in this thing. This thing was bugging me because everything they asked me [was], 'Do you ever see this in Venezuela?'
June 10, 2008 |
CHICAGO -- Nick Swisher homered from both sides of the plate and the Chicago White Sox completed a dominant four-game sweep, beating the Minnesota Twins 7-5 on Monday for their seventh straight victory. Paul Konerko hit a go-ahead home run, and Chicago sent Minnesota to its fifth loss in a row. The White Sox outscored the Twins 40-15 in the series, which included this makeup game of an April rainout.
April 14, 2008 |
CHICAGO -- Add Joe Crede, Paul Konerko and the rest of the Chicago White Sox to the long list of things making life miserable for Detroit Manager Jim Leyland. Crede and Konerko each hit grand slams to back Javier Vazquez's strong start, and the red-hot White Sox pounded the struggling Tigers, 11-0, on Sunday.