April 2008 - Baseball Wiretap
The MLB Team Rankings Through Week 4
Randy Johnson has a 2.70 ERA and 10.8 K/9 ratio in his three starts as the D-Backs continue to run away with the NL West. Trailing close behind are the Cubs, Cardinals, Angels, White Sox and Braves.
Smoltz Complains Of Sore Shoulder After Shaky Outing
John Smoltz complained of a sore shoulder after a rough outing against the Mets on Sunday.
Leyland: Sheffield Will Stay At No. 3
Despite his early struggles, Gary Sheffield will remain in the third spot in the lineup for the Tigers.
Report: Clemens Had Affair With Country Singer
Roger Clemens reportedly had a decade-long affair with country star Mindy McCready.
Alou To Undergo MRI On Ankle
The Mets' Moises Alou will undergo an MRI on Monday in New York to determine the cause of swelling in his left ankle.
Giants Place Correia On 15-Day DL
THe Giants placed RHP Kevin Correia on the 15-day DL on Sunday with a left oblique strain.
Pirates Release Morris
The Pirates decided to cut veteran pitcher Matt Morris on Sunday, which will cost the team more than $10M.
Posada Likely Headed To Disabled List
Jorge Posada will likely be placed on the disabled list for the first time in his career with a recurring shoulder injury.
Maholm Pitches 2-Hitter Against Phillies
Paul Maholm pitched a two-hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday afternoon to give the Pittsburgh Pirates a 5-1 win over their interstate rival.
Big Papi Out With Knee Bruise
David Ortiz was out of the Red Sox lineup at Tampa Bay on Sunday with a bruised right knee.
Home-Plate Umpire Hurt At Dodger Stadium
Home-plate umpire Kerwin Danley briefly lost consciousness after being hit in the mask with a fastball thrown by the Dodgers' Brad Penny on Saturday.
Red Sox Place Casey On 15-Day DL
The Red Sox have placed infielder Sean Casey on the 15-day disabled list with a right hip strain and called up Brandon Moss.
Sheets Could Start For Brewers Tuesday
Ben Sheets threw in the bullpen before Milwaukee's game against Florida on Saturday.
Experts Peg Joba As A Top Starter
Baseball experts that have seen Joba Chamberlain pitch as a starter in the minor leagues believe that he would be a top starter for the Yankees.
Rangers' Ryan: No Decision Yet On Washington
Texas Rangers team president Nolan Ryan says a decision has not yet been made on the future of manager Ron Washington.
Cardinals' Glaus Missing Time With Allergies
St. Louis third baseman Troy Glaus missed some time on Friday afternoon with watery eyes and has been diagnosed allergic conjunctivitis.
Yanks Call Up Duncan, Demote Traber
The Yankees called up Shelly Duncan from the minor leagues on Saturday and started him in right field against the Indians.
Chipper Out With Back Spasms
Atlanta Braves 3B Chippper Jones was scratched from Saturday's lineup due to spasms in the middle of his back.
Peavy Makes Pitch For Lofton
Jake Peavy made a strong pitch for free agent OF Kenny Lofton on Saturday.
Surgery To End Bruney's Season In N.Y.
Brian Bruney will miss the rest of the season for the Yankees after finding out that he will need surgery to repair a tear in the Lisfranc joint of his right foot.
Struggling Liriano Sent To Triple-A Rochester
After losing all three of his starts, LHP Francisco Liriano was sent to the minors on Friday.
Gary Sheffield Is Worried About Shoulder
Tigers' designated hitter Gary Sheffield is worried about his shoulder.
Maddux: 'Closing Is The Hardest Job'
Greg Maddux believes that the role of closer is the toughest job in baseball.
Mariners Sign Johjima To 3-Year Extension
The Seattle Mariners have signed Kenji Johjima to a three-year contract extension, the team announced Friday afternoon.
Royals Request Release Waivers On Nomo
The Royals on Friday requested unconditional release waivers on RHP Hideo Nomo.
Giants' Farm Report: Bumgarner Continues Great K/BB Ratio
Madison Bumgarner has a 5.00 ERA in four starts, but he has struck out 20 while walking just three over 18.0 innings of work.
Brewers Farm Report: LaPorta On A Home Run Tear
Matt LaPorta, a corner outfield prospect for the Milwaukee Brewers, went 3-for-4 with two home runs on Thursday in a Double-A game.
Big Hurt Bobblehead Day In Toronto To Move Forward?
The Jays also have a May 25th Frank Thomas bobblehead day scheduled.
Ricciardi Trying To Keep Gibbons Off Hot Seat
Jays' GM JP Ricciardi is trying to keep his manager off the hot seat.