Posted on: April 13, 2010 10:36 am
Edited on: April 13, 2010 10:37 am

Giants to make decision on Lewis soon

Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News reports the Giant swill be making a decision on what to do with outfielder Fred Lewis soon.

The team told Lewis, who is completing a rehab assignment at Triple-A Fresno, it will decide if he will be activated or traded by the weekend. Lewis, who is recovering from a sore shoulder, is out of options and his rehab assignment won't last past Thursday.

San Francisco already has six outfielders on the roster. Lewis, who debuted with the Giants in September, 2006, hit .258 with four homers and 20 RBI, while swiping eight bases last season. His best year was 2008 when he hit .282 with nine homers and 40 RBI and stole 21 bases.

The A's and Padres have shown interest as have the Blue Jays.
Posted on: April 8, 2010 6:41 pm
Edited on: April 8, 2010 6:43 pm

Rangers' Kinsler still not ready to return

The Dallas Morning News reports the return of Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler might take long then initially believed.

Kinsler, who is recovering from an ankle sprain from March 12, stretched, ran on a treadmill and took two round of batting practice on Wednesday.

"We thought it'd be three or four days [after the initial injury] and now it's been three to four weeks," Kinsler said.
When Kinsler is ready, he'll likely need to go on a rehab assignment before joining the major league club.

Category: MLB
Posted on: April 8, 2010 6:25 pm
Edited on: April 8, 2010 6:31 pm

Mets' Reyes might be in Saturday's lineup

Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports Mets shortstop Jose Reyes might be in the lineup Saturday against the Nationals.

Reyes, sidelined with a thyroid condition, is eligible to come off the disabled list on Saturday. He has been playing in minor league games at the Mets' spring training site in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

"The physical conditioning part is going extremely well," Mets manager Jerry Manuel said. "He's getting enough at-bats, so we will do another evaluation [Thursday] after he plays in St. Lucie."

Category: MLB
Posted on: April 7, 2010 7:14 pm

Cards move Garcia to Saturday start

Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Dispatch reports the Cardinals will start Jamie Garcia on Saturday at the Brewers instead of the originally scheduled Sunday.

"I don’t think Sunday night is a great first start for Garcia. It’s dumping something extra on him that he doesn’t need," said manager Tony La Russa, referring to Sunday's night's game being on national television.

The lefty pitched in 10 games in 2008, before having to face Tommy John surgery. He returned late last season and pitched in nine games in the minors.

Category: MLB
Posted on: April 7, 2010 6:58 pm

Berkman hopes to play in St. Louis

Brian McTaggert of reports Houston's Lance Berkman hope to make his season debut next week in St. Louis.

Berkman, who is dealing with a nagging left knee injury, is eligible to come off the disabled list on Saturday.

The 34-year-old All-Star had arthroscopic surgery on March 13 after the knee swelled during the first few days of spring training.

Category: MLB
Posted on: April 7, 2010 6:50 pm

M's in lead for Dominican hurler

The Mariners blog on the Seattle-Post Intelligencer website reports Seattle is still in the lead for Dominican Republic pitcher Rafael DePaula.

DePaula, 17, worked out for several teams recently and ESPN The Magazine claims the Mariners are the favorite to land the hard-throwing teenager.

Category: MLB
Posted on: April 6, 2010 5:02 pm
Edited on: April 6, 2010 5:33 pm

Pedro eyeing major league contract

Pedro Martinez is hoping his career isn't over.

The right-hander, who owns 219 career wins, told the Boston Herald he expects to sign a major league contract during the season.

"I'm in good shape, real good -- it doesn't take me that long to get ready," the 38-year-old Martinez told the Herald. "Last year I wanted to come back and prove to myself that I was healthy. I didn't want to go down sore or with the excuse that my dad had died and I couldn't pitch. When I cleared my mind, I proved I could pitch."

Category: MLB
Posted on: March 25, 2010 11:56 am

D-Backs' Upton sprains ankle

Doug Haller of the Arizona Republic reports Diamondbacks right fielder Justin Upton suffered a sprained left ankle in Wednesday's spring game against the White Sox.

Upton, who hit .300 with 26 homers and 86 RBI last season, injured the ankle beating out an infield single.

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