Posted on: June 9, 2010 10:06 pm
 

Braves' Medlen expects to make next start



Braves starter Kris Medlen should not miss his next scheduled start, Bobby Cox told repoters before Wednesday's game in Phoenix.

Medlen suffered a minor strain of his left rotator cuff sliding into home with the tying run in the sixth inning of Tuesday's Braves win.

Medlen has gone 2-0 with a 3.86 ERA in the place of Jair Jurrjens.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: June 9, 2010 9:55 pm
 

Nats, Dunn talking extension


Adam Dunn told MLB.com's Bill Lasdon that his agent Greg Genske talked with the Nationals about a contract extension last week when the team was in Houston.

Dunn is a free agent after this season, but has stated he'd like to stay in Washington.

"The Nationals know how I feel about this place. I hope that something can be worked out," Dunn told Lasdon. "Again, I'm not in any hurry. It's probably No. 10 on my list of things to worry about."

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Category: MLB
Posted on: June 9, 2010 9:28 pm
Edited on: June 9, 2010 11:55 pm
 

More D.C. debuts


A day after the Nationals' top prospect debuted, the Pirates rolled out their top pitching prospect on Wednesday at Nationals Park.

Brad Lincoln won't exactly be garnering headlines across the country, going six innings, allowing five runs on seven hits and two walks. He struck out three and gave up a homer to Adam Dunn in the first inning.

Another Pirate prospect, outfielder Jose Tabata batted leadoff and was 2 for 4 with a walk and a run. Tabata left the game with a cramp in his right hamstring and was taken out as a precautionary measure.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: June 9, 2010 9:14 pm
Edited on: June 9, 2010 9:19 pm
 

Zaun to have season-ending surgery



Brewers catcher Gregg Zaun will have season-ending surgery on his shoulder on Tuesday to repair a torn labrum. Zaun, 39, says he hopes to be able to return in 2011.

"I wanted to feel good about my chances of coming back to play in 2011, and everybody tells me that this rehab is six months," Zaun told MLB.com . "I'm not unrealistic. I know that next year, whether it's here or somewhere else, I'm going to be the kind of guy who is ready to play the opening day of Spring Training. So I need the extra time, and it was fish or cut-bait time for me. I needed to make a decision."

Zaun was hitting .265 when he went on the disabled list last month.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Category: MLB
Posted on: June 9, 2010 8:53 pm
 

White Sox GM: 'changes need to be made'


The White Sox have started the season 24-33 and general manager Kenny Williams tells the Chicago Sun-Times , "Some changes need to take place."

Williams expanded, "I don't know what and I don't when but some changes need to take place. Things aren't happening the way that we envisioned and when they don't happen the way you envision you've got to make an adjustment."

Williams wouldn't say he's ready for a full-on fire sale, but did say, "I have to listen. It's not that I want to, but I'm not blind."

The White Sox have a $103 million payroll, and among those who could be shipped off are first baseman Paul Konerko (in the final year of a five-year, $60 million contract), catcher A.J. Pierzynski (third year of a three-year, $18.35 million contract), reliever Bobby Jenks (on a one-year, $7.5 million contract) and reliever Scott Linebrink (third year of a four-year, $19 million contract).

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: June 9, 2010 8:25 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 12:12 pm
 

Familiar surnames in draft


Through 50 rounds of the MLB Draft, several familiar names -- or at least last names -- are picked . Among those kin to current or former big-leaguers drafted:

• Delino Deshields Jr. (1st round, Astros), son of Delino Deshields.
• Cam Bedrosian (1st round, Angels), son of Steve Bedrosian.
• Kellen Sweeney (2nd round, Blue Jays), brother of Mark Sweeney.
• Mel Rojas Jr. (3rd round, Pirates), son of Mel Rojas.
• Cory Vaughn (4th round, Mets), son of Greg Vaughn.
• James Baldwin III (4th round, Dodgers), son of James Baldwin.
• Dickie Thon Jr. (5th round, Blue Jays), son of Dickie Thon.
• Connor Narron (5th round, Orioles), son of Jerry Narron.
• Drew Cisco (6th round, Reds), grandson of Galen Cisco.
• Patrick Leyland (8th round, Tigers), son of Jim Leyland.
• Benjamin Gamel (9th round, Yankees), brother of Mat Gamel.
• JaDamion Williams (10th round, Twins), son of Reggie Williams.
• Reggie Williams Jr. (10th round, Cardinals), son of Reggie Williams.
• Hunter Jones (11th round, Indians), son of Tracy Jones.
• Josh Magee (18th round, Astros), son of Wendell Magee.
• Dillon Moyer (22nd round, Twins), son of Jamie Moyer.
• Ozney Guillen (22nd round, White Sox), son of Ozzie Guillen.
• Mark Tracy (22nd round, Rockies), son of Jim Tracy.
• Bryan Harper (28th round, Cubs), brother of Bryce Harper.
• Brett Bochy (30th round, Giants), son of Bruce Bochy.
• Benito Santiago Jr. (31st round, Cubs), son of Benito Santiago.
• Andy Fermin (32nd round, Blue Jays), son of Felix Fermin.
• Devon Ethier (32nd round, Dodgers), brother of Andre Ethier.
• Logan Thompson (33rd round, Indians), son of Robby Thompson.
• Andrew Benes (35th round, Cardinals), son of Andy Benes, nephew of Alan Benes.
• Bobby Geren (36th round, A's), son of Bob Geren.
• Jake May (39th round, Reds), grandson of Lee May.
• Bo McClendon (39th round, Tigers), son of Lloyd McClendon.
• John Franco (42nd round, Mets), son of John Franco.
• Chad Wallach (43rd round, Dodgers), son of Tim Wallach.
• Benjamin Verlander (46th round, Tigers), brother of Justin Verlander.
• Joesph Jackson (50th round, Royals), great-great-grandnephew of "Shoeless" Joe Jackson.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: June 9, 2010 7:24 pm
Edited on: June 9, 2010 7:31 pm
 

Mets-Padres rained out too


The Mets-Padres game at Citi Field has been postponed. The two teams will play a day-night doubleheader on Thursday.

The teams had a 1:10 p.m. game scheduled for Thursday, and added the nightcap to make up tonight's game. Wednesday's scheduled starters, Mat Latos and Johan Santana will start the early game.


-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Category: MLB
Posted on: June 9, 2010 7:16 pm
Edited on: June 9, 2010 7:20 pm
 

Marlins-Phillies postponed


The Marlins-Phillies game in Philadelphia tonight was postponed and will be made up during the Marlins' trip to Philadelphia in September .

The Marlins' Josh Johnson and Phillies' Roy Halladay will both be pushed back to Thursday night's game.

It is the second rainout of the season for the Marlins, who also had a game against the Rockies rained out in April that was made up the next day as part of a doubleheader.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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