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September 21, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Shoulder problems that have kept Minnesota Twins pitcher Rick Aguilera sidelined the past two weeks should not keep him from being the team's closer next season, the Twins say. The recurring tendinitis in Aguilera's right shoulder is not "a great concern for next season," Twins General Manager Andy MacPhail said Thursday. Aguilera probably would have been used to protect late-inning leads recently if the team had been in a pennant race, MacPhail added.
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April 24, 1996 | Associated Press
Minnesota put Rick Aguilera back on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to Sunday because of a flare-up of tendinitis that kept him out the first three weeks of the season. Aguilera, trying to return to the starting rotation after six seasons as one of baseball's best closers, lasted only three innings Saturday in his only appearance.
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April 24, 1996 | Associated Press
Minnesota put Rick Aguilera back on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to Sunday because of a flare-up of tendinitis that kept him out the first three weeks of the season. Aguilera, trying to return to the starting rotation after six seasons as one of baseball's best closers, lasted only three innings Saturday in his only appearance.
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October 5, 1995 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD
Boston closer Rick Aguilera injured his left hamstring when slipped on the rain-soaked mound after delivering a pitch in the 11th inning of Tuesday's 5-4 loss to Cleveland. Aguilera didn't pitch in Game 2 and Red Sox Manager Kevin Kennedy called his status day to day. "I'm really not going to blame it on the rain," said Aguilera, who pitched two thirds of an inning Tuesday, giving up three hits, including the game-tying homer to Albert Belle. "My footing seemed fine."
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May 30, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Right-handed reliever Rick Aguilera has signed a three-year, $6-million contract extension that will make him the third highest-paid player with the Minnesota Twins next season. "It's a great feeling," Aguilera said. " . . . I just want to put it behind me and not think about it. It hasn't really hit me yet. If anything, I think this is going to make me work harder." Only Kirby Puckett, who will make $2.7 million this year, and Kent Hrbek, who will earn $2.
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October 5, 1995 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD
Boston closer Rick Aguilera injured his left hamstring when slipped on the rain-soaked mound after delivering a pitch in the 11th inning of Tuesday's 5-4 loss to Cleveland. Aguilera didn't pitch in Game 2 and Red Sox Manager Kevin Kennedy called his status day to day. "I'm really not going to blame it on the rain," said Aguilera, who pitched two thirds of an inning Tuesday, giving up three hits, including the game-tying homer to Albert Belle. "My footing seemed fine."
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July 30, 1994 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Manager Marcel Lachemann looked across the clubhouse Friday night when he walked in after the Angels' 5-3 defeat to the Texas Rangers and made one simple request: "If I ever call a team meeting again," Lachemann said, "I want you to kick me in the (butt) and tell me to shut up." Lachemann, who called a 57-minute team meeting Tuesday in an attempt to inspire the Angels, instead is helplessly watching his team crumble before his eyes, dropping out of the American League West race.
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May 7, 1989
When New York Mets Manager Davey Johnson telephoned the bullpen to get pitcher Rick Aguilera warmed up to replace struggling Sid Fernandez in the first inning of a recent game against the Cincinnati Reds, the call was put on hold because Aguilera was answering nature's call in the bathroom. After a couple minutes' wait, Johnson sent a signal to Keith Hernandez to chat with Fernandez to kill some time. Still, there was no sign of Aguilera in the bullpen. Fernandez resumed pitching.
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October 23, 1991 | ROSS NEWHAN
It's called a double switch. American League managers seldom have to use it. They are blessed with a designated hitter and are not required to pinch-hit for their pitcher--and then, perhaps, bring in a position player to fill the pitcher's spot in the batting order when the new pitcher takes the mound. Thus, the double switch is a test of the manager's ability to appropriately use his personnel over the course of a game.
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October 22, 1991 | ROSS NEWHAN
Coping with postseason pressure seems modest compared to two career adjustments Rick Aguilera has already confronted. Consider: --Drafted as a third baseman by the St. Louis Cardinals out of Edgewood High in West Covina in 1983, Aguilera decided to attend Brigham Young, where he was converted to pitching as a sophomore and drafted by the New York Mets a year later.
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July 30, 1994 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Manager Marcel Lachemann looked across the clubhouse Friday night when he walked in after the Angels' 5-3 defeat to the Texas Rangers and made one simple request: "If I ever call a team meeting again," Lachemann said, "I want you to kick me in the (butt) and tell me to shut up." Lachemann, who called a 57-minute team meeting Tuesday in an attempt to inspire the Angels, instead is helplessly watching his team crumble before his eyes, dropping out of the American League West race.
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October 23, 1991 | ROSS NEWHAN
It's called a double switch. American League managers seldom have to use it. They are blessed with a designated hitter and are not required to pinch-hit for their pitcher--and then, perhaps, bring in a position player to fill the pitcher's spot in the batting order when the new pitcher takes the mound. Thus, the double switch is a test of the manager's ability to appropriately use his personnel over the course of a game.
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October 22, 1991 | ROSS NEWHAN
Coping with postseason pressure seems modest compared to two career adjustments Rick Aguilera has already confronted. Consider: --Drafted as a third baseman by the St. Louis Cardinals out of Edgewood High in West Covina in 1983, Aguilera decided to attend Brigham Young, where he was converted to pitching as a sophomore and drafted by the New York Mets a year later.
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September 21, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Shoulder problems that have kept Minnesota Twins pitcher Rick Aguilera sidelined the past two weeks should not keep him from being the team's closer next season, the Twins say. The recurring tendinitis in Aguilera's right shoulder is not "a great concern for next season," Twins General Manager Andy MacPhail said Thursday. Aguilera probably would have been used to protect late-inning leads recently if the team had been in a pennant race, MacPhail added.
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May 30, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Right-handed reliever Rick Aguilera has signed a three-year, $6-million contract extension that will make him the third highest-paid player with the Minnesota Twins next season. "It's a great feeling," Aguilera said. " . . . I just want to put it behind me and not think about it. It hasn't really hit me yet. If anything, I think this is going to make me work harder." Only Kirby Puckett, who will make $2.7 million this year, and Kent Hrbek, who will earn $2.
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May 7, 1989
When New York Mets Manager Davey Johnson telephoned the bullpen to get pitcher Rick Aguilera warmed up to replace struggling Sid Fernandez in the first inning of a recent game against the Cincinnati Reds, the call was put on hold because Aguilera was answering nature's call in the bathroom. After a couple minutes' wait, Johnson sent a signal to Keith Hernandez to chat with Fernandez to kill some time. Still, there was no sign of Aguilera in the bullpen. Fernandez resumed pitching.
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August 12, 1995 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD
Right-hander Mike Bielecki, on the disabled list since July 18 because of shoulder tendinitis, will throw before tonight's game, then take a few days off before pitching a simulated game. . . . Minnesota is 14-17 since trading Rick Aguilera and Scott Erickson and 4-5 since trading Kevin Tapani and Mark Guthrie.
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