August 17, 2003 |
First baseman Randall Simon was traded Saturday by Pittsburgh to the Chicago Cubs for a minor league outfielder -- the third regular the Pirates have dealt to the Cubs in less than a month. The deal follows the July 22 trade that sent third baseman Aramis Ramirez and center fielder Kenny Lofton to Chicago. In this deal, the Pirates get Ray Sadler, who is hitting .291 with 31 doubles, six homers and 42 RBIs at double-A West Tenn.
July 14, 2003 |
The one-sided brat-bout between Pittsburgh Pirate first baseman Randall Simon and the 8-foot hot dog mascot last week at Milwaukee got San Francisco Chronicle columnist Scott Ostler thinking about the possibilities. "I've seen people attack their food, but this is ridiculous," Ostler wrote. "Wouldn't you like to be there when Simon's cellmate says, 'I'm in for homicide. How about you?' " Add Ostler: "The bratwurst, having lost three races in a row, has been sent down for more seasoning."
February 21, 2003 |
First baseman Randall Simon did not practice with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday after an irregularity was detected in an electrocardiogram. The team's position players were given physicals before the first full-squad workout in Bradenton, Fla. Simon was called off the practice field before drills began and observed the remainder of the 2 1/2-hour workout. "The trainers told us they needed to run additional tests," Pirate Manager Lloyd McClendon said.
June 29, 1998 |
Tom Glavine has caught Greg Maddux on the mound. Now he's trying to catch his teammate with his bat. He came up big on both counts Sunday. Glavine joined Maddux as the only 11-game winners in the National League and matched a career-high by driving in three runs with two hits as the Atlanta Braves overpowered the Toronto Blue Jays, 10-3. Glavine (11-3) gave up five hits, walked one and struck out one in seven innings. Maddux (11-2) beat the Blue Jays, 2-0, on Saturday night.
January 8, 2004 |
With supply and demand apparently tilted in their favor at two positions, the Angels could start spring training with a surplus of starting pitchers rather than trade Jarrod Washburn or Ramon Ortiz. "There's always a need for starting pitching," General Manager Bill Stoneman said Wednesday. "We're in a really unique situation. I never envisioned being in this situation, but it's a good situation." The Angels open camp six weeks from today, with first base the lone vacancy in their lineup.
April 20, 2003 |
Opponent: Cincinnati Reds Series: Tuesday, 4 p.m.; Wednesday, 4 p.m.; Thursday, 4 p.m. (all times PDT) Site: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati. Matchup: Think the Dodgers have struggled? They've got nothing on the Reds, who were 5-11 before Saturday's doubleheader, and in five of those losses, Cincinnati gave up more than 10 runs. The Reds were outscored, 122-71, through Friday and were last in the National League in pitching and defense, and next-to-last in batting.