May 2008 - Baseball Wiretap

Trade: Mariners, Padres Swap Right-Handers
The Mariners traded RHP Cha Seung Baek to the Padres on Wednesday for RHP Jared Wells.


Phillies And Red Sox On The Cubs' Heels In New Team Rankings
Jimmy Rollins is back, and the Phillies are on the footsteps of the Marlins in the East and on the Cubs in our latest rankings.

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Report: Pedro Will Start June 3
Mets' starter Pedro Martinez is scheduled to make his return to the mound on June 3 against the Giants after missing the last two months with a hamstring injury.


Torre: Schmidt's Velocity Is Down
Dodgers' Manager Joe Torre believes that pitcher Jason Schmidt's velocity is down after he made his third rehabilitation start on Monday night.

The Los Angeles Daily News

Kennedy's Injury Could Mean Joba Will Start Sooner
The strained lat muscle of Ian Kennedy could land Joba Chamberlain in the starting rotation with the Yankees sooner than expected.

The New York Daily News

Guillen Battling Case Of Hemorrhoids
Tigers' infielder Carlos Guillen is battling a rough case of hemorrhoids that have greatly altered his play on the field.

The Detroit Free Press

Reds' Bruce Goes 3-For-3 In Debut
Jay Bruce became the first Reds' player since Willie Green in 1992 to have three hits in his first game.

Sheffield Placed On DL With Oblique Spasms
The Detroit Tigers placed Gary Sheffield on the disabled list Tuesday with oblique spasms.

Starting All-Stars Based Off FIC, Version 1.0
Gleaning through our current FIC (Field Impact Counter) rankings, here is a list of the starting lineups if they were to based on objective statistical metrics.

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Carter Apologizes For Mets Comments
Gary Carter said on Tuesday that he's not campaigning for the manager's job with the Mets and that he hopes the team turns things around soon.


Big Papi, Red Sox Dominate Early AL All-Star Voting
Red Sox DH David Ortiz has received the most votes among all American Leaguers with 556,567.

Brewers Bolster Bullpen, Sign Tavarez
Veteran pitcher Julian Tavarez signed with the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday.

Berkman Remains On Top Of RealGM Player Rankings
Lance Berkman is on pace for a season that could compare statistically to those of Barry Bonds circa 2001-2004.

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Lester, Ordonez AL Co-Players Of The Week
Jon Lester and Magglio Ordonez on Tuesday were named Co-Players of the Week.

Giants' Molina Named NL Player Of The Week
Giants' catcher Bengie Molina on Tuesday was named the NL Player of the Week, posting a .652 batting average.

Pedro To Return Next Week In San Francisco
The Mets have announced that Pedro Martinez will take the mound June 3 for a road game against the Giants.

Reds Promote Top Hitting Prospect Bruce
The Reds will unveil their top hitting prospect, Jay Bruce, on Tuesday against the Pirates.

Maddon Thinking About Resting Players
Tampa Bay Manager Joe Maddon is thinking about resting some of his players as for the first time in the team's history they appear to be legitimate playoff contenders.

Webb Losses Second-Straight Monday
Brandon Webb lost his second-straight game on Monday against the Braves, falling to 9-2 on the season.


Posada Catches In Spring Game
Yankees' catcher Jorge Posada caught during an extended spring training game on Monday.


Mets' Minaya: Vote of Confidence For Randolph
Mets' GM Omar Minaya gave Manager Willie Randolph a vote of confidence at a Monday news conference.

Former Brewer Hit By Lightning, Killed
Former Milwaukee Brewer Geremi Gonzalez died on Sunday night after being struck by lightning on a pier in Venezuela.


Smoltz Could Join Braves On The Road
Pitcher John Smoltz could return for the Braves during their six-game road trip that starts in Milwaukee on Tuesday.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Pinella Sticking With Wood As Closer
Cubs' Manager Lou Pinella plans to stick with closer Kerry Wood despite his struggles on the mound.

The Chicago Tribune

Brewers Expected To Sign Veteran Tavarez
The Brewers appear close to signing veteran RHP Julian Tavarez.


Gonzalez The Hero In Padres' 18-Inning Win
Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-out, three-run home run on Sunday to give San Diego an 18th inning victory over Cincinnati on Sunday.

Wang: Calf Not A Problem
Yankees' starter Chien-Ming Wang claims that his injured right calf is not an issue despite an uncharacteristic lack of control against the Mariners on Sunday.

The New York Post

Back Spasms Sideline Chipper Again
Back spasms forced Braves' third baseman Chipper Jones to miss the team's game on Sunday.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Rockies Add Holliday To DL
The Rockies added outfielder Matt Holliday to the disabled list on Sunday because of an injured hamstring.

The Denver Post

Vizquel Sets Longevity Mark
The Giants' Omar Vizquel set the all-time major league record for games played at shortstop on Sunday, passing fellow Venezuelan Luis Aparicio.