Mets say they are not for sale December 18th, 2008 | No Comments »

Jeff Wilpon’s phone rang last Thursday and his father was on the line. “He said, `Bernie was arrested by the FBI.’ I’m like, `No way,”‘ the New York Mets chief operating officer recalled Wednesday. So Wilpon started searching the Internet for details on how his family was allegedly swindled by Bernard Madoff, perhaps out of [...]

Furcal decision latest to hurt Braves this winter December 18th, 2008 | No Comments »

Rejected by Rafael Furcal and unwilling to meet San Diego’s asking price for Jake Peavy, the Atlanta Braves still believe they can improve their lineup and pitching staff before voluntary winter workouts begin next month. “We still think there are players out there who can help us put the team together,” Braves general manager Frank [...]

Yankees’ Chamberlain has DUI arraignment delayed December 18th, 2008 | No Comments »

New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain’s arraignment on drunken-driving charges has been delayed until next month. The 23-year-old former Nebraska standout was to appear in court Wednesday, but his attorney asked that the arraignment be postponed until Jan. 26. Chamberlain is charged with first-offense drunken driving and having an open alcohol container. He was pulled [...]

Brewers 2B Durham hurts hamstring. September 20th, 2008 | No Comments »

Brewers 2B Durham hurts hamstring. Brewers second baseman Ray Durham strained his right hamstring and left a game against the Cincinnati Reds in the fourth inning Friday night. Durham singled in the first inning and was caught stealing. He also struck out. The infielder has been one of the few Brewers hitting consistently lately. The [...]

Carlos Quentin, who had surgery on his right wrist after breaking it in frustration on Sept 1. September 20th, 2008 | No Comments »

Carlos Quentin, who had surgery on his right wrist after breaking it in frustration on Sept 1. Did some range of motion exercises and took some practice swings before the Chicago White Sox game against the Kansas City Royals on Friday night. “It felt tight,” Quentin said. “It’s been in a soft cast, immobilized for [...]

Friday National League Capsules. September 20th, 2008 | No Comments »

Friday National League Capsules. FLORIDA 14, PHILADELPHIA 8 MIAMI The Philadelphia Phillies found out the hard way that there was a team hotter than them in the National League. Mike Jacobs drove in four runs and Cameron Maybin went 4-for-5 and scored three times as the Florida Marlins remained the hottest team in the major [...]

Friday American League Capsules. September 20th, 2008 | No Comments »

Friday American League Capsules. BOSTON 4, TORONTO 3 TORONTO Jason Varitek snapped a tie in the eighth inning by plating Jason Bay with a fielders choice as the Boston Red Sox recorded a 4-3 triumph over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday. Kevin Youkilis plated Varitek with a run-scoring single in the fifth inning and [...]

Oakland Athletics designated hitter Jack Cust struck out, for the 186th. September 20th, 2008 | No Comments »

Oakland Athletics designated hitter Jack Cust struck out, for the 186th. And 187th time this season Friday night to break the American League record. Cust struck out on a checked swing against Seattle right-hander Felix Hernandez leading off the second inning and he fanned again with one out and a runner on second in the [...]

Blue Jays right-hander Shaun Marcum needs ligament replacement surgery. September 20th, 2008 | No Comments »

Blue Jays right-hander Shaun Marcum needs ligament replacement surgery. In his right elbow, and is expected to miss the entire 2009 season. “It’s going to be tough,” the 26-year-old Marcum said of the long layoff ahead of him. “It’s tough just to sit there, you want to be part of the team so bad, it’s [...]

Mike Lowell is expected to miss Boston weekend series against the Toronto Blue Jays because of a sore hip. September 20th, 2008 | No Comments »

Mike Lowell is expected to miss Boston weekend series against the Toronto Blue Jays because of a sore hip. Leaving the Red Sox without their third baseman as they close in on a playoff berth. In other news Friday, the Red Sox suspended right-hander Bartolo Colon without pay. Colon was given permission to leave the [...]