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August 17, 1999 | FRANK SCHWAB
Rick Wilkins, a healthy, power-hitting, left-handed catcher who has spent parts of nine seasons in the major leagues, sat around dumbfounded while the trading deadline passed and nobody had any interest in acquiring him from Albuquerque. Some days, he even wonders why the Dodgers don't give him a chance to help their problematic catching situation. "I just want the opportunity," Wilkins said. "I feel that I've done what I needed to do and I've earned a chance with someone." Wilkins is batting .
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August 17, 1999 | FRANK SCHWAB
Rick Wilkins, a healthy, power-hitting, left-handed catcher who has spent parts of nine seasons in the major leagues, sat around dumbfounded while the trading deadline passed and nobody had any interest in acquiring him from Albuquerque. Some days, he even wonders why the Dodgers don't give him a chance to help their problematic catching situation. "I just want the opportunity," Wilkins said. "I feel that I've done what I needed to do and I've earned a chance with someone." Wilkins is batting .
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April 6, 1997 | From Associated Press
It's mildly surprising that the San Francisco Giants have a three-game winning streak so soon. The real revelation is how it's happened. "The thing is, Barry [Bonds] is not even rolling yet," said Rick Wilkins, whose two-run, pinch-double in the eighth inning Saturday gave the Giants a 2-0 victory over the New York Mets. "Guys all over the lineup are trying to get things going," Wilkins said. "That's what winning teams do." The Mets' bullpen continues to falter.
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April 6, 1997 | From Associated Press
It's mildly surprising that the San Francisco Giants have a three-game winning streak so soon. The real revelation is how it's happened. "The thing is, Barry [Bonds] is not even rolling yet," said Rick Wilkins, whose two-run, pinch-double in the eighth inning Saturday gave the Giants a 2-0 victory over the New York Mets. "Guys all over the lineup are trying to get things going," Wilkins said. "That's what winning teams do." The Mets' bullpen continues to falter.
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July 27, 1996 | Associated Press
The Cleveland Indians put pitcher Jack McDowell on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 22 and will replace him on the 25-man roster with infielder Casey Candaele from triple-A Buffalo. * Joe Carter will get $6.5 million next season under the terms of his contract extension with the Toronto Blue Jays. On Wednesday, the Blue Jays announced one-year extensions for Carter and Manager Cito Gaston. . . .
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April 5, 1999 | SCOTT MOE
Before the game Sunday, some of the Dodger players, led by Devon White, called a meeting with Manager Davey Johnson to discuss some of Johnson's rules, which some players feel are too strict. The meeting lasted for nearly an hour and the end result: "There will be a minimal amount of facial hair allowed," Johnson said. "A little more on the mustache. "But there's no earrings and no jewelry."
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August 29, 1995 | Associated Press
Philadelphia pitcher Tommy Greene, plagued by soreness in his throwing arm this season, has returned to the 15-day disabled list because of inflammation of his right shoulder. Greene started Sunday's 9-1 loss to the Dodgers, giving up eight hits and six earned runs in 5 1/3 innings of work. He has an 0-4 record with a 7.20 earned-run average in eight games. To replace Greene, the Phillies recalled right-hander Mike Grace from triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre.
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June 29, 1995 | Associated Press
The Houston Astros, looking to add power behind the plate, acquired catcher Rick Wilkins from the Chicago Cubs in a trade for outfielder Luis Gonzalez and catcher Scott Servais. Wilkins, who hit 30 home runs in 1993, has struggled this season. He is batting .191 with six homers and 14 RBIs. * Pitcher Dwight Gooden, who has said he would like to join the New York Yankees after his drug suspension ends, will not be reinstated this season, the New York Times reported. . . .
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August 16, 1997 | Associated Press
Cleveland pitcher Jack McDowell, the 1993 AL Cy Young Award winner, said Friday he will not pitch again this season and that doctors told him his future in baseball is uncertain. McDowell, who pitched more than 250 innings for three consecutive years in the early '90s, has developed nerve damage and a bone bruise since undergoing minor surgery on his pitching elbow in May. He said doctors don't understand the nerve damage.
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August 2, 1997 | Associated Press
Pitcher Sid Fernandez, whose greatest success came during the 1980s with the New York Mets, announced his retirement Friday after 14 years in the major leagues. Fernandez, 34, called it quits after a comeback this year with the Houston Astros fizzled because of an arthritic condition in his left elbow. He had suffered a variety of injuries since 1991 when he missed four months after breaking a bone in his left wrist in spring training.
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April 5, 1997 | From Associated Press
Right fielder Glenallen Hill threw out a runner at home plate, then singled in the seventh inning to drive in the go-ahead run as the Giants beat the Mets, 6-4, Friday night at San Francisco. The Giants frustrated the Mets by twice throwing out runners at the plate. Hill took John Olerud's hit in the seventh and threw on the fly to catcher Rick Wilkins, who tagged out Andy Tomberlin to preserve a 3-3 tie.
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