Around the Majors: Bell could start the season on the DL

1) Phillies 3B David Bell has missed all of the team’s spring training games, due to back spasms, and could start the season on the DL.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   30  -19  .296  .283  .579  .277   2.89  .195   4   37    0   85  Phillies     
2004   31   10  .363  .458  .821  .554   5.94  .291  18   77    1  143  Phillies     
2005   32  -35  .310  .361  .671  .296   3.40  .248  10   61    0  150  Phillies     
CAR       -106  .318  .396  .714  .415   4.25  .255 113  526   16 1258 
LG AVG       0  .342  .432  .773  .500   5.19  .270 142  595   82 
POS AVG    -30  .337  .422  .759  .475   4.96  .268 130  577   72 

2) According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Red Sox, Braves, Indians, Padres and Mariners are interested in Craig Wilson, while the Pirates are interested in Red Sox P Matt Clement.

3) The Orioles sent INF Leo Daigle, OF Keith Reed and Cs Brian Bock and Ryan Hubele to the minors.

REED
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2005   26   -1  .333  .200  .533  .000   0.00  .200   0    1    0    6  Orioles      
CAR         -1  .333  .200  .533  .000   0.00  .200   0    1    0    6 
LG AVG       0  .331  .425  .756  .500   4.89  .268   0    1    0 
POS AVG      0  .331  .449  .780  .524   5.11  .268   0    1    0 

4) The Indians sent OF Ryan Mulhern to the minors.

5) The Twins sent Ps Ricky Barrett and Kevin Cameron to the minors.

6) The Padres sent INF-C Jason Hill and P Tim Stauffer to the minors.

STAUFFER
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2005 23  -14   5.33   15  14   81     49  5.44 13.67   3   6   0   3   6  Padres       
CAREER   -14   5.33   15  14   81     49  5.44 13.67   3   6   0   3   6 
LG AVG     0   4.23            81     59  6.57 12.76   5   5 

7) The Devil Rays sent P Jon Switzer to the minors and removed him from the 40 man roster.

SWITZER
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 23   -3   7.45    5   0    9.2    7  6.52 18.62   0   0   0   0   0  Devil Rays   
2005 25   -1   6.75    2   0    4      5 11.25 27.00   0   0   0   0   0  Devil Rays   
CAREER    -4   7.24    7   0   13.2   12  7.90 21.07   0   0   0   0   0 
LG AVG     0   4.48            13.2    9  6.13 12.80   1   1 

8) The Rangers sent P Rick Bauer to the minors.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 26   -2   4.55   35   0   61.1   43  6.31 12.62   0   0   0   0   0  Orioles      
2004 27    1   4.70   23   2   53.2   37  6.20 12.24   2   1   0   2   1  Orioles      
2005 28   -5   9.72    5   0    8.1    5  5.40 18.36   0   0   0   0   0  Orioles      
CAREER    -4   4.58  125   9  240    146  5.48 12.94   8  13   1  11  10 
LG AVG     0   4.52           240    168  6.29 12.92  13  13 

9) The Blue Jays sent P Dustin McGowan to the minors.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2005 23  -10   6.35   13   7   45.1   34  6.75 14.49   1   3   0   1   3  Blue Jays    
CAREER   -10   6.35   13   7   45.1   34  6.75 14.49   1   3   0   1   3 
LG AVG     0   4.36            45.1   31  6.16 12.63   3   3 

10) Today’s birthdays–

RICHIE ASHBURN, 1927-97
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1951   24   38  .393  .426  .819  .673   7.10  .344   4   63   29  154  Phillies     
1955   28   48  .449  .448  .897  .722   8.49  .338   3   42   12  140  Phillies     
1958   31   51  .440  .441  .881  .709   8.12  .350   2   33   30  152  Phillies     
CAR        282  .396  .382  .778  .600   6.14  .308  29  586  234 2189 
LG AVG       0  .339  .413  .751  .500   4.96  .268 217  997   82 
POS AVG    108  .347  .432  .779  .539   5.46  .279 224  956  155 

JOSE CASTILLO, AGE: 25
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2004   23  -18  .298  .368  .666  .333   3.44  .256   8   39    3  129  Pirates      
2005   24  -11  .307  .416  .724  .398   4.10  .268  11   53    2  101  Pirates      
CAR        -29  .303  .392  .694  .366   3.76  .262  19   92    5  230 
LG AVG       0  .340  .432  .773  .500   5.17  .269  25  101   12 
POS AVG     -6  .340  .413  .753  .478   4.95  .275  19   87   16 

JASON LARUE, AGE: 32
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   29   -8  .321  .422  .743  .435   4.46  .230  16   50    3  118  Reds         
2004   30    1  .334  .431  .765  .507   4.94  .251  14   55    0  114  Reds         
2005   31    2  .355  .452  .806  .514   5.55  .260  14   60    0  110  Reds         
CAR        -45  .326  .421  .747  .429   4.51  .243  76  282   11  643 
LG AVG       0  .341  .433  .774  .500   5.20  .269  69  279   36 
POS AVG    -60  .321  .395  .716  .402   4.20  .254  56  259    9 

JOE MCGINNITY, 1871-1929
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1899 28   58   2.68   48  41  366.1   74  1.82 11.77  28  16   2  30  14  Orioles      
1900 29   42   2.94   44  37  343     93  2.44 13.22  28   8   0  23  13  Dodgers      
1903 32   48   2.43   55  48  434    171  3.55 10.76  31  20   2  33  18  Giants       
1904 33   51   1.61   51  44  408    144  3.18  8.96  35   8   5  31  12  Giants       
CAREER   238   2.66  465 381 3441   1068  2.79 11.17 246 142  24 230 158 
LG AVG     0   3.14          3441   1196  3.13 12.12 193 193 

DAVID ROSS, AGE: 29
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   26    5  .336  .556  .892  .608   6.12  .258  10   18    0   40  Dodgers      
2004   27  -14  .253  .291  .544  .207   2.42  .170   5   15    0   70  Dodgers      
2005   28   -6  .279  .392  .671  .327   3.41  .240   3   15    0   51  Pirates/Padres
CAR        -13  .288  .406  .694  .391   3.90  .217  19   50    0  169 
LG AVG       0  .340  .432  .773  .500   5.17  .269  15   60    7 
POS AVG    -14  .320  .391  .712  .398   4.13  .254  11   56    2 

GEE WALKER, 1908-81
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1933   25  -15  .304  .424  .728  .404   4.51  .280   9   64   26  127  Tigers       
1939   31  -16  .330  .443  .773  .425   5.13  .291  13  111   17  149  White Sox    
1943   35  -18  .270  .329  .599  .316   2.80  .245   3   54    6  114  Reds         
CAR        -36  .331  .430  .761  .482   5.19  .294 124  997  223 1784 
LG AVG       0  .354  .408  .762  .500   5.41  .281 115  904   84 
POS AVG     98  .363  .434  .797  .541   5.98  .291 137  986  102 

BILL WAMBSGANSS, 1894-1985
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1920   26  -39  .316  .317  .633  .277   3.06  .244   1   55    9  153  Indians      
1922   28  -31  .341  .325  .666  .329   3.76  .262   0   47   17  143  Indians      
1924   30  -31  .334  .354  .688  .355   4.05  .274   0   49   14  156  Red Sox      
CAR       -217  .328  .327  .655  .363   3.68  .259   7  519  142 1492 
LG AVG       0  .350  .381  .730  .500   4.83  .281  46  660  140 
POS AVG   -100  .341  .350  .690  .438   4.23  .269  27  569  147 

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