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Crosby Goes To DL With Broken Left Ankle

Oakland Athletics shortstop Bobby Crosby went on the disabled list for the second time this season Wednesday, this time with a broken left ankle.

The move is retroactive to Aug. 28. The A's recalled infielder Keith Ginter from Triple-A Sacramento to take his roster spot.

Crosby, the 2004 AL Rookie of the Year, missed nearly two months with two fractured ribs early in the season. He was injured again last Saturday at Baltimore in a collision with Orioles catcher Sal Fasano.

Crosby is batting .286 with nine home runs and 38 RBI in 77 games. He was sidelined April 5 to May 30 with the rib injury that happened on opening day in Baltimore.

Via ESPN


Sticking It To The Sox

The Yankees will sign another Boston Red Sox castoff on Tuesday: Mark Bellhorn, the second baseman who homered in Games 6 and 7 of the American League Championship Series last fall.

Mark Rodgers, Bellhorn's agent, said Monday night that he was speaking to several teams, including the Yankees, and that Bellhorn hoped to join a new team as soon as he cleared waivers at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman did not return a call seeking comment, but Bellhorn confirmed the signing in an interview with MLB.com.

"I'll do whatever they need me to do," Bellhorn said. "I can play a lot of positions, I can pinch-run, pinch-hit - whatever they need from me."

Bellhorn spoke to MLB.com from the airport in Phoenix, where he was catching a flight to Seattle to join the Yankees.

"It's a playoff team, a team that's got a chance," Rodgers said of the Yankees. "The bottom line is this is a freebie for Mark. He's going to get paid by the Red Sox, anyway. He could go fishing if he wanted to. But this is an opportunity to go somewhere he may not have a chance to go to again."

Via NY Times


Bellhorn To Land In Oakland

It looks like Mark Bellhorn is going to be back in the majors and part of a pennant race as early as tomorrow. Bellhorn, who was removed from the Sox' 40-man roster on Friday after refusing an outright assignment to Pawtucket, is expected to be signed by the Oakland Athletics after he clears release waivers tomorrow.

Via Boston Herald


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