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Placed P Pat Hentgen on the 15-day DL with "tendinitis."
||The Orioles announced that Hentgen will absolutely not have
surgery. The visit to Dr. Andrews is purely a social call.
Placed P Dennys Reyes on the 15-day DL with tightness in left forearm.
Transferred P John Riedling from the 15-day to the 60-day DL with strained
Purchased contract of P Chris Nichting from Louisville.
Optioned P Jim Brower from Louisville.
Recalled P Jim Brower from Louisville.
||Just the latest injuries for the Reds, who have had some terrible
luck this season. Someone once said that luck was the residue of good planning,
so perhaps it can be blamed on Bob Boone after all. As for Chris Nichting,
he’s almost certainly nicht gut despite a hot start for Louisville. Same
with Brower, but I can’t think of a bad play on words with his name at the
Designated P John Wasdin for assignment.
Claimed P Justin Speier off waivers from the New York Mets.
||Despite turning out to be a disappointment, it still looks
like he’s going to end up outlasting Jose Canseco.
Kansas City Royals
Recalled P Kris Wilson from Omaha (AAA) and OF Endy Chavez from Wichita (AA).
Optioned P Brian Meadows to Omaha (AAA) and designated C Sal Fasano for assignment.
||Chavez was a Rule V pick from the New York Mets. They sent
Mike Curry to the Mets in exchange for his rights at the end of spring training
since there really wasn’t any room for him on the roster. Really fast guy
and supposed to be good defensively but I doubt that he’ll hit. I’m not
quite sure why the Royals paid money for Fasano if they were just going
to DFA him (not that I understand paying for Fasano and keeping him on your
team, mind you).
Los Angeles Dodgers
Recalled P Jesse Orosco from Las Vegas (AAA).
||Looks like Orosco gets the last laugh over Kevin Malone after
Manager Felipe Alou is relieved of duties. Jeff Torborg named manager.
P Chris Peters refused an assignment to Ottawa (AAA) and become a free agent.
While to me at least, it’s been pretty clear that Alou has essentially
sat on his hands the last 3 or 4 years and it was long past time for him
to go, I’m not sure what purpose hiring Jeff Torborg serves as his only
real accomplishment as a manager was the surprise White Sox team in 1990.
He was terrible with the Mets.
He’s lefthanded and not even 30, so he’ll turn up again. Peters isn’t
quite as bad as that ERA looks.
Released Steve Schrenk.
||Good organizational soldier over the last decade. He was bad
with the Phils last year, but I’d still like to see him get another chance.
Placed P Wayne Gomes on the 15-day DL with a strained patella tendon in his
Released Pete Rose Jr.
This actually has the potential to hurt the Phillies a bit depending
on how long it takes him to recover. Gomes had been a workhorse for the
Phils bullpen, a spot which has been troublesome over the last few years.
Vincente Padilla was activated from the 15-day DL to replace Gomes.
His chances at catching up to his dad’s hit total is decreasing almost
daily. He does, however, have an equal chance at making the Hall of Fame.
San Francisco Giants
Placed OF Eric Davis on the 15-day DL with a left shoulder strain. Recalled
IF Felipe Crespo from rehab at Fresno (AAA).
Placed P Norm Charlton on the 15-day DL; recalled P Brian Fuentes from Tacoma
(AAA).d OF Eric Davis on the 15-day DL with a left shoulder strain. Recalled
IF Felipe Crespo from rehab at Fresno (AAA).
Charlton not completely stinking might be even more of a surprise than
the Mariners’ torrid start. Fuentes has been a marginal pitching prospect
(26 in August), but an interesting one. He’s been excellent this year
at Tacoma after being converted into a full-time reliever and was a candidate
to make the team instead of Charlton at the beginning of the season. He’s
not a hard thrower and he’s had injury problems, so he better seize the
opportunity while he has the chance.
St. Louis Cardinals
Activated 1B Mark McGwire from the 15-day DL. Designated IF Larry Sutton for
||I’m willing to wager that Mark McGwire will be a better hitter
than Larry Sutton. Sutton’s waiver-wire material, but the Cardinals still
probably should have dumped Craig Paquette first.
Claimed P Mike Judd of waivers from Tampa Bay.
Released P Jeff Brantley.
||The Rangers are at the point at which they’ll probably make
a lot of waiver claims in trying to find someone that can help their pitching
staff, which while not a good staff by any means, is definitely worse than
expected. Judd’s not a bad gamble for a team 20 games out of first. He’s
been shelled quite a bit in the majors, but he did survive Albuquerque twice
out of three years, which makes him worth at least a look. Brantley, on
the other hand, looks about dumb; his results haven’t been horrific, but
he now has all the command of Braxton Bragg.
Toronto Blue Jays
Released P Pat Daneker.
||Quietly released after getting murdered in 10 starts for Syracuse
this year. Perhaps he’s hiding some arm trouble.
Posted: June 04, 2001 at 06:00 AM | 1 comment(s)
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