June 2008 - Baseball Wiretap

Report: Nationals' Guzm?n Has A Deal
The Nationals and shortstop Cristian Guzm?n have reportedly agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension worth an undisclosed amount.

The Washington Post

Sabathia Thinks He Could Play For Giants
Cleveland pitcher C.C. Sabathia believes that he could play for the Giants at some point in his career even if they aren't willing to pony up the money he'll likely command this season.

The San Francisco Chronicle

Piniella Replaces Randolph On All-Star Staff
Cubs' Manager Lou Pinella was selected on Thursday to replace fired Mets' Manager Willie Randolph on the NL coaching staff for next month's MLB All-Star Game.

ESPN

Zambrano Hoping To Pitch In All-Star Game
Cubs' pitcher Carlos Zambrano is hoping to pitch for the National League at the All-Star Game next month.

The Chicago Tribune

Pirates Place Snell On Disabled List
The Pirates have placed starting pitcher Ian Snell on the disabled list with an elbow injury.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

MLB Announces Rosters For Futures Game
MLB announced the 25-man rosters for the Futures Game during the All-Star festivities at Yankee Stadium.

AP

Astros Place Chacon On Waivers
The Astros placed pitcher Shawn Chacon on waivers Thursday, a day after he got into a physical altercation with GM Ed Wade.

AP

Curt Schilling May Pitch Yet Again
Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's shoulder surgery went well enough that he said Wednesday there is a possibilty he could return to the mound.

The Boston Herald

Agent: Bonds Won't Play In Minors
According to his agent, Barry Bonds has no desire to play for an independent minor league team to create any interest from major league clubs.

AP

Joba Dominant In First Win As Starter
The Yankees routed the Pirates on Wednesday night as Joba Chaberlain recorded his first major league win as a starter.

AP

Mets Claim Andy Phillips Off Waivers
The Mets claimed INF Andy Phillips off waivers from the Reds on Wednesday.

AP

'Cinderella' Fresno State Wins College World Series
Steve Detwiler and Justin Wilson led Fresno State to their first national championship in a men's sport with a 6-1 win over Georgia in the College World Series Finals on Wednesday night.

AP

Astros Suspend Chacon For Grabbing GM By The Neck
The Houston Astros suspended Shawn Chacon indefinitely on Wednesday for insubordination.

AP

Dunn Claims He Never Called Ricciardi To Bury Hatchet
Cincinnati slugger Adam Dunn refuted a report on Tuesday night that he called Blue Jays general manager J.P. Ricciardi to bury the hatchet.

ESPN

Tigers Place Inge On Disabled List
The Tigers have placed utility man Brandon Inge on the disabled list with a pulled side muscle.

ESPN

Pirates Acquire Bautista From Tigers
The Pirates have acquired righthanded relief pitcher Denny Bautista from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for righthanded minor league relief pitcher Kyle Pearson.

RealGM Staff Report

Sheets Expected To Test Free Agency
Ben Sheets indicated on Tuesday that he intends to test the free agency market this winter.

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Hank: Willie Welcome With Yankees
Hank Steinbrenner claims that Willie Randolph doesn't have to look very far if he wants a job with the Yankees.

The New York Post

College World Series: Fresno State Forces Game 3
Fresno State and Georgia will meet in Game 3 on Wednesday night to determine college baseball's champion.

AP

Mets Sign Ike Davis, Assign Him To Class-A Brooklyn
The New York Mets have agreed to a deal with first-round draft pick Ike Davis on Tuesday.

AP

Will Phils Deal For A Big Arm?
The Phillies are looking to add an arm to their pitching rotation and a host of names - including Erik Bedard, Roy Oswalt, C.C. Sabathia and Greg Maddux - have been mentioned in rumors.

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Sheets Four-Hits Braves In Milwaukee Win
Ben Sheets allowed just four hits against the Braves on Tuesday in Milwaukee's 4-1 win on the road.

ESPN

Royals Claim Robinson Tejeda From Texas
The Kansas City Royals have claimed right-handed pitcher Robinson Tejeda off waivers from the Texas Rangers.

RealGM Staff Report

Ramirez Jumps Ahead Of Tejada In NL Balloting
Hanley Ramirez of the Marlins has reclaimed first place among NL shortstops, swapping places with Miguel Tejada of the Astros.

RealGM Staff Report

Demand Surges For Dominican Inoa, 16
The demand for Michael Inoa, a sixteen-year old Dominican pitching prospect, has surged as of late with the Rangers and Reds joining the Athletics as his suitors.

ESPN

Could Pavano Return To Yanks Before Hughes?
Is it possible that Carl Pavano could return to the field for the Yankees before Phil Hughes this summer.

The New York Post

Sheffield May Return To Tigers Tuesday
Gary Sheffield could return to the lineup for the Tigers as early as Tuesday.

The Detroit Free Press

Schilling Could Be Throwing In Four Months
Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling could begin throwing again in as soon as four months after having successful shoulder surgery on Monday.

The Boston Globe

Five Teams Looking At Colorado's Fuentes?
A host of teams are interested in Rockies reliever Brian Fuentes as the All-Star break approaches.

The New York Post

Cubs Looking At Sabathia And Harden?
With Carlos Zambrano on the shelf momentarily and the Cubs looking like legitimate playoff contenders, they appear ready to make a run at either C.C. Sabathia or Rich Harden.

The Chicago Tribune