Around the Majors: Burnett goes on the DL

1) The Blue Jays placed P A.J. Burnett on the 15 day DL.

Burnett has elbow pain and will miss a couple of starts.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 26   -2   4.70    4   4   23     21  8.22 14.87   0   2   0   1   1  Marlins      
2004 27    6   3.68   20  19  120    113  8.48 10.80   7   6   0   7   6  Marlins      
2005 28   13   3.44   32  32  209    198  8.53 11.63  12  12   0  14  10  Marlins      
CAREER    37   3.73  134 131  853.2  753  7.94 11.88  49  50   0  55  44 
LG AVG     0   4.30           853.2  640  6.75 12.82  48  48 

2) The Indians re-signed CF Grady Sizemore to a 6 year, $23.45 million contract.

Sizemore set the record for the largest contract for a player with less than 2 years experience, breaking the mark held by Nomar Garciaparra.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2004   21    1  .333  .406  .739  .526   5.35  .246   4   24    2   43  Indians      
2005   22   21  .348  .484  .832  .602   5.74  .289  22   81   22  158  Indians      
CAR         22  .345  .470  .816  .588   5.67  .281  26  105   24  201 
LG AVG       0  .332  .427  .759  .500   4.94  .269  24  102   12 
POS AVG     -4  .328  .412  .740  .482   4.73  .270  19   90   21 

3) The Dodgers re-signed 2B Jeff Kent to a 1 year, $11.5 million contract extension, covering 2007, with an option for 2008, with becomes guaranteed if he has 550 plate appearances in 2007.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   35   13  .351  .509  .860  .574   6.30  .297  22   93    6  130  Astros       
2004   36   12  .348  .531  .880  .560   6.03  .289  27  107    7  145  Astros       
2005   37   29  .377  .512  .889  .646   6.72  .289  29  105    6  149  Dodgers      
CAR        266  .354  .506  .860  .603   6.26  .289 331 1312   92 1926 
LG AVG       0  .341  .428  .769  .500   5.15  .270 218  929  141 
POS AVG    -60  .340  .404  .744  .469   4.87  .272 153  776  175 

4) Padres 1B Ryan Klesko has a sore left shoulder and could start the season on the DL.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   32    8  .354  .456  .810  .561   5.37  .252  21   67    2  121  Padres       
2004   33   21  .399  .448  .847  .649   6.77  .291   9   66    3  127  Padres       
2005   34   11  .358  .418  .775  .578   5.42  .248  18   58    3  137  Padres       
CAR        274  .371  .507  .878  .639   6.79  .280 272  941   86 1614 
LG AVG       0  .342  .431  .773  .500   5.20  .270 164  688  103 
POS AVG     86  .353  .459  .812  .544   5.78  .271 210  799   85 

5) The Orioles are moving C Javier Lopez to DH. After they signed Ramon Hernandez, the plan had been to move Lopez to 1B. He will continue to practice as a 1B and could get some playing time there.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   32   55  .378  .687 1.065  .770   9.65  .328  43  109    0  129  Braves       
2004   33   21  .370  .503  .872  .602   6.72  .316  23   86    0  150  Orioles      
2005   34    4  .322  .458  .780  .538   4.98  .278  15   49    0  103  Orioles      
CAR         74  .340  .498  .838  .542   5.70  .290 252  829    8 1409 
LG AVG       0  .341  .430  .771  .500   5.17  .270 154  653   96 
POS AVG    -95  .327  .406  .733  .432   4.49  .259 144  633   27 

6) Rangers P Adam Eaton had to leave yesterday’s game, due to an injury to his right middle finger. It is similar to an injury that made him miss almost a couple of months in 2005.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 25   -4   4.08   31  31  183    146  7.18 12.20   9  12   0  10  11  Padres       
2004 26  -14   4.61   33  33  199.1  153  6.91 12.01  11  14   0  11  14  Padres       
2005 27   -7   4.27   24  22  128.2  100  6.99 13.22  11   5   0   7   9  Padres       
CAREER   -35   4.34  133 131  796    623  7.04 12.44  47  41   0  41  47 
LG AVG     0   4.35           796    595  6.73 12.88  45  45 

7) According to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, the Mariners are still interested in Craig Wilson, with the Pirates being interested in Joel Pineiro.

8) The Dodgers placed SS Cesar Izturis on the 15 day DL, recalled P Tim Hamulack and released P Brian Meadows.

Izturis is recovering from Tommy John surgery.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   23  -31  .282  .315  .597  .288   2.94  .251   1   40   10  158  Dodgers      
2004   24   -8  .330  .381  .710  .462   4.63  .288   4   62   25  159  Dodgers      
2005   25  -23  .302  .322  .624  .301   3.05  .257   2   31    8  106  Dodgers      
CAR       -100  .295  .338  .633  .336   3.36  .261  10  173   58  604 
LG AVG       0  .340  .430  .770  .500   5.13  .268  73  301   38 
POS AVG    -59  .318  .387  .705  .413   4.25  .264  40  232   54 

Hamulack had been sent to the minors earlier in the week. But, he could be recalled without spending 10 days in the minors since he was recalled at the same time that a DL move was made.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2005 28   -5  23.14    6   0    2.1    2  7.71 30.86   0   0   0   0   0  Mets         
CAREER    -5  23.14    6   0    2.1    2  7.71 30.86   0   0   0   0   0 
LG AVG     0   4.23             2.1    2  6.57 12.76   0   0 

MEADOWS
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 27   -4   4.72   34   7   76.1   38  4.48 12.14   2   1   1   1   2  Pirates      
2004 28    5   3.58   68   0   78     46  5.31 10.96   2   4   1   3   3  Pirates      
2005 29   -2   4.58   65   0   74.2   44  5.30 12.66   3   1   0   2   2  Pirates      
CAREER   -70   5.04  283 122  891    419  4.23 13.32  44  56   2  41  59 
LG AVG     0   4.43           891    660  6.67 13.04  50  50 

9) The Diamondbacks released OF Luis Terrero and sent P Jeff Bajenaru to the minors.

TERRERO
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   23   -1  .400  .250  .650  .000   0.00  .250   0    0    0    5  Diamondbacks 
2004   24   -9  .319  .358  .677  .368   4.03  .245   4   14   10   62  Diamondbacks 
2005   25   -9  .313  .354  .667  .311   3.43  .230   4   20    3   88  Diamondbacks 
CAR        -19  .317  .355  .673  .340   3.74  .239   8   34   13  155 
LG AVG       0  .340  .433  .773  .500   5.18  .269  13   54    7 
POS AVG     -1  .336  .428  .764  .490   5.07  .267  13   49   13 

BAJENARU
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2004 26   -5  10.80    9   0    8.1    8  8.64 22.68   0   1   0   0   1  White Sox    
2005 27   -1   6.23    4   0    4.1    3  6.23  8.31   0   0   0   0   0  White Sox    
CAREER    -6   9.24   13   0   12.2   11  7.82 17.76   0   1   0   0   1 
LG AVG     0   4.54            12.2    9  6.35 12.97   1   1 

10) The Orioles released C Geronimo Gil.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   27   -7  .299  .314  .613  .332   3.25  .237   3   16    0   54  Orioles      
2004   28   -1  .343  .344  .687  .439   4.70  .281   0    4    0   12  Orioles      
2005   29  -14  .220  .312  .532  .103   1.41  .192   4   17    0   64  Orioles      
CAR        -48  .279  .341  .620  .274   2.81  .233  19   88    2  272 
LG AVG       0  .332  .426  .759  .500   4.95  .266  27  114   14 
POS AVG    -26  .309  .385  .694  .390   3.90  .253  21  101    3 

11) The Cubs sent OF Michael Restovich and P Rich Hill to the minors.

RESTOVICH
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   24    1  .406  .415  .821  .567   5.93  .283   0    4    0   24  Twins        
2004   25    0  .314  .447  .761  .511   5.40  .255   2    6    0   29  Twins        
2005   26   -6  .302  .374  .676  .315   3.48  .235   3    8    0   66  Rockies/Pirates
CAR         -5  .333  .408  .741  .431   4.50  .254   6   19    1  127 
LG AVG       0  .337  .429  .766  .500   5.07  .268   7   31    4 
POS AVG      3  .345  .452  .796  .534   5.50  .271   9   33    4 

HILL
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2005 25  -13   9.13   10   4   23.2   21  7.99 16.35   0   2   0   0   2  Cubs         
CAREER   -13   9.13   10   4   23.2   21  7.99 16.35   0   2   0   0   2 
LG AVG     0   4.23            23.2   17  6.57 12.76   1   1 

12) The Reds sent INFs William Bergolla and Matt Kata and P Brian Shackelford to the minors.

BERGOLLA
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2005   22   -7  .132  .132  .263  .000   0.00  .132   0    1    0   17  Reds         
CAR         -7  .132  .132  .263  .000   0.00  .132   0    1    0   17 
LG AVG       0  .339  .428  .767  .500   5.07  .268   1    6    1 
POS AVG      0  .339  .408  .747  .480   4.90  .272   1    5    1 

KATA
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   25  -10  .315  .420  .736  .390   4.50  .257   7   29    3   78  Diamondbacks 
2004   26   -6  .301  .364  .665  .373   4.07  .247   2   13    4   42  Diamondbacks 
2005   27   -3  .286  .297  .583  .195   2.45  .189   0    0    0   40  Diamondbacks/Phillies
CAR        -19  .308  .392  .701  .370   4.19  .248   9   42    7  160 
LG AVG       0  .341  .433  .773  .500   5.18  .269  16   66    8 
POS AVG     -5  .338  .406  .744  .466   4.82  .273  11   53    9 

SHACKELFORD
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2005 28    7   2.43   37   0   29.2   17  5.16 10.92   1   0   0   1   0  Reds         
CAREER     7   2.43   37   0   29.2   17  5.16 10.92   1   0   0   1   0 
LG AVG     0   4.23            29.2   22  6.57 12.76   2   2 

13) The Tigers sent INFs Don Kelly and Mike Hessman, OFs Nook Logan and Alexis Gomez and Ps Mark Woodyard, Roman Colon and Hector Mercado to the minors.

HESSMAN
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   25    2  .423  .667 1.090  .700   7.94  .286   2    3    0   19  Braves       
2004   26   -9  .155  .261  .416  .077   1.35  .130   2    5    0   29  Braves       
CAR         -7  .227  .356  .582  .245   2.81  .167   4    8    0   48 
LG AVG       0  .341  .436  .777  .500   5.23  .269   3   13    2 
POS AVG      3  .365  .481  .846  .584   6.31  .278   5   16    1 

LOGAN
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2004   24   -2  .340  .346  .686  .442   4.37  .278   0   10    8   47  Tigers       
2005   25  -11  .305  .335  .641  .373   3.61  .258   1   17   23  129  Tigers       
CAR        -13  .316  .338  .654  .394   3.83  .264   1   27   31  176 
LG AVG       0  .333  .428  .761  .500   4.97  .269  15   63    7 
POS AVG     -2  .330  .415  .745  .486   4.80  .271  12   56   13 

GOMEZ
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2002   21   -2  .200  .200  .400  .000   0.00  .200   0    0    0    5  Royals       
2004   23   -1  .323  .310  .633  .369   3.68  .276   0    4    0   13  Royals       
2005   24   -1  .278  .188  .465  .179   2.08  .188   0    1    0    9  Tigers       
CAR         -4  .288  .255  .543  .219   2.51  .236   0    5    0   27 
LG AVG       0  .335  .430  .765  .500   5.03  .269   2    7    1 
POS AVG      0  .340  .439  .779  .518   5.29  .275   2    8    1 

COLON
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2004 24    2   3.32   18   0   19     15  7.11 12.32   2   1   0   2   1  Braves       
2005 25   -9   5.58   35   7   69.1   47  6.10 13.37   2   6   0   4   4  Braves/Tigers
CAREER    -7   5.09   53   7   88.1   62  6.32 13.14   4   7   0   6   5 
LG AVG     0   4.28            88.1   64  6.49 12.74   5   5 

MERCADO
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2001 27    1   4.08   56   0   53     59 10.02 14.43   3   2   0   3   2  Reds         
2002 28   -4   4.62   31   3   39     40  9.23 13.85   2   2   0   2   2  Phillies     
2003 29   -4   5.79   13   0   18.2   15  7.23 14.95   0   0   1   0   0  Phillies     
CAREER    -6   4.55  112   3  124.2  127  9.17 14.15   5   4   1   5   4 
LG AVG     0   4.30           124.2   95  6.84 12.78   7   7 

WOODYARD
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2005 26    2   1.50    3   0    6      3  4.50  6.00   0   0   0   0   0  Tigers       
CAREER     2   1.50    3   0    6      3  4.50  6.00   0   0   0   0   0 
LG AVG     0   4.36             6      4  6.16 12.63   0   0 

14) The Tigers claimed C Rob Bowen off waivers from the Twins.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   22   -2  .091  .100  .191  .000   0.00  .100   0    1    0    7  Twins        
2004   23   -4  .226  .222  .448  .049   1.04  .111   1    2    0   17  Twins        
CAR         -6  .190  .189  .380  .026   0.73  .108   1    3    0   24 
LG AVG       0  .337  .433  .770  .500   5.12  .270   2    7    1 
POS AVG     -1  .321  .411  .733  .431   4.41  .261   1    6    0 

15) The Marlins released PH Lenny Harris and P Kerry Ligtenberg and sent INF Mike Kinkade, OF Matt Cepicky and P Scott Olsen to the minors.

I don’t have any updated stats on this, but as of a couple of years ago, even though Harris holds the major league record for career hits by a pinch hitter, his lifetime OPS as a pinch hitter was actually worse than his mediocre overall figure.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   38  -13  .272  .234  .506  .183   2.23  .193   1    8    1   88  Cubs/Marlins
2004   39   -8  .232  .295  .527  .167   2.08  .211   1   17    0   79  Marlins      
2005   40    1  .385  .414  .799  .536   5.19  .314   1   13    0   83  Marlins      
CAR       -126  .318  .349  .667  .381   3.75  .269  37  369  131 1903 
LG AVG       0  .335  .412  .747  .500   4.86  .266 110  502   92 
POS AVG      2  .335  .417  .752  .496   4.89  .266 118  520   75 

LIGTENBERG
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 32    6   3.34   68   0   59.1   47  7.13 11.53   4   2   1   4   2  Orioles      
2004 33   -9   6.38   57   0   55     49  8.02 16.36   1   6   3   3   4  Blue Jays    
2005 34  -10  13.97    7   0    9.2    5  4.66 18.62   0   0   0   0   0  Diamondbacks 
CAREER    25   3.82  386   0  390.2  357  8.22 11.96  17  20  48  23  14 
LG AVG     0   4.39           390.2  289  6.66 12.88  22  22 

KINKADE
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2001   28   -3  .345  .381  .726  .435   4.10  .275   4   16    2   61  Orioles      
2002   29    9  .483  .600 1.083  .860  12.27  .380   2   11    1   37  Dodgers      
2003   30   -8  .335  .352  .687  .337   3.33  .216   5   14    1   88  Dodgers      
CAR         -3  .350  .399  .749  .476   4.58  .256  13   48    5  222 
LG AVG       0  .339  .431  .771  .500   5.15  .269  14   59    8 
POS AVG      7  .353  .453  .805  .542   5.74  .274  16   64    9 

CEPICKY
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   25    0  .250  .375  .625  .363   4.50  .250   0    0    0    5  Expos        
2004   26   -5  .230  .333  .563  .189   2.25  .217   1    3    1   32  Expos        
2005   27   -2  .269  .360  .629  .247   2.57  .240   0    3    0   11  Nationals    
CAR        -11  .249  .359  .608  .260   2.84  .222   4   21    1   80 
LG AVG       0  .340  .429  .769  .500   5.12  .268   5   22    3 
POS AVG      5  .360  .465  .825  .577   6.05  .273   7   26    3 

OLSEN
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2005 21    0   3.98    5   4   20.1   21  9.30 13.72   1   1   0   1   1  Marlins      
CAREER     0   3.98    5   4   20.1   21  9.30 13.72   1   1   0   1   1 
LG AVG     0   4.23            20.1   15  6.57 12.76   1   1 

1) The Royals sent utilityman Joe McEwing, OF Aaron Guiel and P Leo Nunez to the minors.

MCEWING
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   30  -16  .309  .291  .601  .292   3.13  .241   1   16    3  119  Mets         
2004   31   -7  .297  .312  .609  .315   3.41  .254   1   16    4   75  Mets         
2005   32  -15  .263  .294  .558  .185   2.15  .239   1    6    4   83  Royals       
CAR        -76  .303  .356  .659  .349   3.72  .252  25  158   33  747 
LG AVG       0  .343  .436  .779  .500   5.29  .271  61  249   34 
POS AVG      8  .348  .438  .786  .509   5.46  .275  58  234   42 

GUIEL
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   30    3  .346  .489  .835  .521   5.98  .277  15   52    3   99  Royals       
2004   31  -11  .263  .296  .559  .221   2.48  .156   5   13    1   42  Royals       
2005   32    3  .355  .450  .805  .573   5.67  .294   4    7    1   33  Royals       
CAR        -25  .319  .409  .729  .407   4.47  .247  28  110    6  244 
LG AVG       0  .334  .428  .762  .500   5.00  .267  28  116   14 
POS AVG      6  .339  .445  .784  .523   5.28  .271  31  120   16 

NUNEZ
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2005 21  -19   7.55   41   0   53.2   32  5.37 15.76   3   2   0   1   4  Royals       
CAREER   -19   7.55   41   0   53.2   32  5.37 15.76   3   2   0   1   4 
LG AVG     0   4.36            53.2   37  6.16 12.63   3   3 

2) The Angels sent OF Reggie Willits and P Chris Bootcheck to the minors.

BOOTCHECK
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 24   -6   9.58    4   1   10.1    7  6.10 19.16   0   1   0   0   1  Angels       
2005 26    2   3.38    5   2   18.2    8  3.86 11.09   0   1   1   1   0  Angels       
CAREER    -4   5.59    9   3   29     15  4.66 13.97   0   2   1   1   1 
LG AVG     0   4.42            29     20  6.14 12.71   2   2 

3) The Twins sent INFs Luis Maza and Glenn Williams, C Shawn Wooten and P Dennys Reyes to the minors and placed P Dave Gassner on the 15 day DL.

WILLIAMS
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2005   27    3  .452  .450  .902  .722   8.31  .425   0    3    1   13  Twins        
CAR          3  .452  .450  .902  .722   8.31  .425   0    3    1   13 
LG AVG       0  .331  .425  .756  .500   4.89  .268   1    4    1 
POS AVG      0  .330  .423  .753  .496   4.82  .266   1    4    1 

WOOTEN
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   30  -11  .303  .349  .653  .350   3.31  .243   7   32    0   98  Angels       
2004   31   -7  .228  .226  .454  .056   1.13  .170   0    2    0   33  Phillies     
2005   32    0  .000  .000  .000  .000   0.00  .000   0    0    0    1  Red Sox      
CAR        -14  .314  .398  .711  .425   4.23  .272  18   86    4  267 
LG AVG       0  .334  .429  .763  .500   5.03  .267  21   89   12 
POS AVG     11  .347  .458  .805  .546   5.56  .267  28  103    5 

REYES
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 26   -9  10.66   15   0   12.2   16 11.37 17.76   0   0   0   0   0  Pirates/Diamondbacks
2004 27   -4   4.75   40  12  108     91  7.58 14.00   4   8   0   6   6  Royals       
2005 28   -7   5.15   36   1   43.2   35  7.21 18.55   3   2   0   2   3  Padres       
CAREER   -24   4.80  344  40  519.2  474  8.21 14.91  22  31   2  27  26 
LG AVG     0   4.41           519.2  385  6.67 12.94  29  29 

Gassner has a strained elbow.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2005 26   -1   5.87    2   2    7.2    2  2.35 11.74   1   0   0   0   1  Twins        
CAREER    -1   5.87    2   2    7.2    2  2.35 11.74   1   0   0   0   1 
LG AVG     0   4.36             7.2    5  6.16 12.63   0   0 

4) The Twins returned Rule 5 draftee OF Jason Pridie to the Devil Rays, who sent him to the minors.

5) The Yankees sent C Keith McDonald to the minors.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2000   27    6  .556 1.714 2.270  .980  47.25  .429   3    5    0    6  Cardinals    
2001   28   -1  .000  .000  .000  .000   0.00  .000   0    0    0    2  Cardinals    
CAR          5  .455 1.333 1.788  .947  27.00  .333   3    5    0    8 
LG AVG       0  .346  .444  .790  .500   5.45  .271   0    1    0 
POS AVG      0  .333  .409  .742  .423   4.66  .258   0    1    0 

6) The Phillies released P Ricardo Rodriguez, sent INF Danny Sandoval and Ps Robinson Tejeda and LHP Eude Brito to the minors and placed P Chris Booker on the 15 day DL.

RODRIGUEZ
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 25  -14   5.73   15  15   81.2   41  4.52 13.22   3   9   0   4   8  Indians      
2004 26    9   2.03    5   4   26.2   15  5.06 13.50   3   1   0   3   1  Rangers      
2005 27   -6   5.53   12  10   57     24  3.79 13.42   2   3   0   2   3  Rangers      
CAREER   -16   5.18   39  36  206.2  104  4.53 13.54  10  15   0  11  14 
LG AVG     0   4.48           206.2  142  6.20 12.83  12  12 

SANDOVAL
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2005   26    0  .000  .000  .000  .000   0.00  .000   0    0    0    3  Phillies     
CAR          0  .000  .000  .000  .000   0.00  .000   0    0    0    3 
LG AVG       0  .339  .428  .767  .500   5.07  .268   0    0    0 
POS AVG      0  .319  .389  .708  .420   4.29  .268   0    0    0 

TEJEDA
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2005 23    9   3.57   26  13   85.2   72  7.56 13.24   4   3   0   4   3  Phillies     
CAREER     9   3.57   26  13   85.2   72  7.56 13.24   4   3   0   4   3 
LG AVG     0   4.23            85.2   63  6.57 12.76   5   5 

BRITO
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2005 26    2   3.68    6   5   22     15  6.14 13.50   1   2   0   2   1  Phillies     
CAREER     2   3.68    6   5   22     15  6.14 13.50   1   2   0   2   1 
LG AVG     0   4.23            22     16  6.57 12.76   1   1 

Booker has left knee inflammation.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2005 28   -6  31.50    3   0    2      2  9.00 45.00   0   0   0   0   0  Reds         
CAREER    -6  31.50    3   0    2      2  9.00 45.00   0   0   0   0   0 
LG AVG     0   4.23             2      1  6.57 12.76   0   0 

7) The Pirates sent utilitymen Jose Bautista and Mike Edwards, C Ronny Paulino and Ps Scott Strickland and Britt Reames to the minors.

BAUTISTA
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2004   23   -9  .263  .239  .502  .139   1.85  .205   0    2    0   64  Orioles/Devil Rays/Royals/Pirates
2005   24   -4  .226  .179  .404  .051   1.04  .143   0    1    1   11  Pirates      
CAR        -13  .254  .224  .478  .113   1.64  .190   0    3    1   75 
LG AVG       0  .340  .433  .773  .500   5.17  .270   4   17    2 
POS AVG      1  .345  .445  .790  .523   5.46  .269   5   18    2 

EDWARDS
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   26    0  .500  .250  .750  .769   9.00  .250   0    0    0    4  A's          
2005   28  -11  .300  .339  .639  .332   3.30  .247   3   15    1   88  Dodgers      
CAR        -11  .304  .337  .642  .344   3.39  .247   3   15    1   92 
LG AVG       0  .339  .428  .766  .500   5.07  .268   8   32    4 
POS AVG      0  .339  .425  .764  .496   5.04  .269   7   33    2 

PAULINO
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2005   24    1  .600  .500 1.100  .851  13.50  .500   0    0    0    2  Pirates      
CAR          1  .600  .500 1.100  .851  13.50  .500   0    0    0    2 
LG AVG       0  .339  .428  .767  .500   5.07  .268   0    0    0 
POS AVG      0  .314  .385  .699  .385   3.94  .248   0    0    0 

STRICKLAND
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2002 26    2   3.54   69   0   68.2   69  9.04 12.58   6   9   2   8   7  Expos/Mets
2003 27    4   2.25   19   0   20     16  7.20 12.15   0   2   0   2   0  Mets         
2005 29   -1   6.75    5   0    4      2  4.50  9.00   0   0   0   0   0  Astros       
CAREER    28   3.34  236   0  240    243  9.11 12.00  12  21  20  21  12 
LG AVG     0   4.35           240    182  6.82 12.88  13  13 

REAMES
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2002 28   -7   5.03   42   6   68     76 10.06 14.69   1   4   0   2   3  Expos        
2003 29   -3  27.00    2   0    1.1    1  6.75 40.50   0   0   0   0   0  Expos        
2005 31   -3   9.53    2   0    5.2    4  6.35 20.65   0   0   0   0   0  A's          
CAREER   -15   5.13   95  26  210.2  198  8.46 14.44   7  13   0   9  11 
LG AVG     0   4.33           210.2  160  6.85 12.81  12  12 

8) The Giants added P Jamey Wright to the 40 man roster and designated P Jon Coutlangus for assignment.

WRIGHT
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 28    3   4.26    4   4   25.1   19  6.75 12.43   1   2   0   2   1  Royals       
2004 29    9   4.12   14  14   78.2   41  4.69 15.22   2   3   0   3   2  Rockies      
2005 30  -12   5.46   34  27  171.1  101  5.31 15.60   8  16   0  11  13  Rockies      
CAREER   -31   5.13  226 216 1305.2  702  4.84 15.20  61  88   0  71  78 
LG AVG     0   4.32          1305.2  982  6.77 12.85  73  73 

Wright ranks 2nd on the all time list for most career IP by a pitcher whose ERA was at least .75 worse than the league average.

INNINGS PITCHED                 IP       ERA    ERA VS LG
1    Herm Wehmeier            1803.2     4.80     -.82   
2    Jamey Wright             1305.2     5.13     -.81   
3    Alex Ferguson            1238.2     4.90     -.82   
4    Jimmy Haynes             1200.2     5.37     -.84   
5    Brian Bohanon            1116       5.19     -.76   
6    Elmer Myers              1101.2     4.06     -.84   
7    Randy Lerch              1099.1     4.53     -.80   
8    Jesse Jefferson          1085.2     4.81     -.92   
9    Carl Scheib              1072       4.88     -.84   
10   Pete Broberg              963       4.56     -.97   

9) The Mariners sent INFs Mike Morse, Greg Dobbs, Jose Morban and Cody Ransom, OF Adam Jones, C Corky Miller and Ps Kevin Appier, Clint Nageotte, Scott Atchison, Francisco Cruceta and Sean Green to the minors.

MORSE
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2005   23   -3  .349  .370  .718  .458   4.40  .278   3   23    3   72  Mariners     
CAR         -3  .349  .370  .718  .458   4.40  .278   3   23    3   72 
LG AVG       0  .331  .425  .756  .500   4.89  .268   7   30    4 
POS AVG      0  .335  .413  .747  .501   4.88  .277   5   26    4 

DOBBS
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2004   25   -3  .250  .302  .552  .247   2.57  .226   1    9    0   18  Mariners     
2005   26   -7  .288  .331  .619  .305   3.08  .246   1   20    1   59  Mariners     
CAR        -10  .278  .323  .601  .290   2.94  .241   2   29    1   77 
LG AVG       0  .333  .428  .761  .500   4.96  .269   6   27    3 
POS AVG      3  .343  .457  .799  .546   5.48  .266   9   32    2 

MORBAN
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   23   -7  .187  .225  .412  .134   1.71  .141   2    5    8   61  Orioles      
CAR         -7  .187  .225  .412  .134   1.71  .141   2    5    8   61 
LG AVG       0  .334  .429  .762  .500   5.01  .268   3   11    1 
POS AVG     -1  .328  .410  .738  .478   4.76  .266   2   10    2 

RANSOM
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2002   26    1  .750  .667 1.417  .960  27.00  .667   0    1    0    7  Giants       
2003   27   -2  .250  .370  .620  .222   2.57  .222   1    1    0   20  Giants       
2004   28   -4  .320  .382  .702  .335   3.72  .250   1   11    2   78  Giants       
CAR         -6  .298  .362  .660  .310   3.41  .238   2   13    2  114 
LG AVG       0  .341  .436  .777  .500   5.23  .269   4   15    2 
POS AVG     -3  .318  .388  .706  .409   4.29  .265   2   11    2 

MILLER
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   27   -1  .395  .267  .661  .440   4.50  .267   0    1    0   14  Reds         
2004   28   -8  .204  .026  .230  .000   0.00  .026   0    3    0   13  Reds         
2005   29   -2  .000  .000  .000  .000   0.00  .000   0    0    0    5  Twins        
CAR        -18  .289  .316  .604  .266   3.01  .193   6   26    1   88 
LG AVG       0  .340  .430  .770  .500   5.12  .268   9   36    5 
POS AVG     -8  .320  .391  .711  .399   4.09  .253   7   33    1 

APPIER
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2002 34    8   3.92   32  32  188.1  132  6.31 12.52  14  12   0  14  12  Angels       
2003 35  -13   5.40   23  23  111.2   55  4.43 13.78   8   9   0   7  10  Angels/Royals
2004 36   -4  13.50    2   2    4      2  4.50 22.50   0   1   0   0   1  Royals       
CAREER   225   3.74  414 402 2595.1 1994  6.91 11.92 169 137   0 176 130 
LG AVG     0   4.50          2595.1 1757  6.09 13.13 145 146 

NAGEOTTE
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2004 23  -13   7.36   12   5   36.2   24  5.89 19.39   1   6   0   2   5  Mariners     
2005 24   -1   6.75    3   0    4      1  2.25 18.00   0   0   0   0   0  Mariners     
CAREER   -14   7.30   15   5   40.2   25  5.53 19.25   1   6   0   2   5 
LG AVG     0   4.61            40.2   29  6.42 13.10   2   2 

ATCHISON
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2004 28    2   3.52   25   0   30.2   36 10.57 12.62   2   3   0   3   2  Mariners     
2005 29   -2   6.75    6   0    6.2    9 12.15 10.80   0   0   0   0   0  Mariners     
CAREER     0   4.10   31   0   37.1   45 10.85 12.29   2   3   0   3   2 
LG AVG     0   4.59            37.1   27  6.40 13.05   2   2 

CRUCETA
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2004 22   -4   9.39    2   2    7.2    9 10.57 17.61   0   1   0   0   1  Indians      
CAREER    -4   9.39    2   2    7.2    9 10.57 17.61   0   1   0   0   1 
LG AVG     0   4.64             7.2    5  6.45 13.15   0   0 

10) The Cardinals released SS Deivi Cruz and sent OFs John Gall and Chris Duncan to the minors.

CRUZ
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   30  -26  .269  .378  .647  .322   3.17  .250  14   65    1  152  Orioles      
2004   31  -11  .322  .431  .752  .411   4.46  .292   7   55    1  127  Giants       
2005   32  -10  .298  .373  .671  .365   3.65  .265   5   20    0  101  Giants/Nationals
CAR       -185  .293  .388  .682  .341   3.58  .269  70  464   16 1234 
LG AVG       0  .341  .433  .774  .500   5.19  .271 136  572   76 
POS AVG    -74  .327  .403  .730  .439   4.59  .270  93  480   98 

GALL
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2005   27    1  .282  .514  .796  .553   5.79  .270   2   10    0   22  Cardinals    
CAR          1  .282  .514  .796  .553   5.79  .270   2   10    0   22 
LG AVG       0  .339  .428  .767  .500   5.07  .268   1    5    1 
POS AVG      1  .350  .456  .805  .556   5.73  .269   1    5    1 

DUNCAN
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2005   24   -1  .200  .600  .800  .268   3.00  .200   1    3    0    9  Cardinals    
CAR         -1  .200  .600  .800  .268   3.00  .200   1    3    0    9 
LG AVG       0  .339  .428  .767  .500   5.07  .268   0    1    0 
POS AVG      0  .361  .477  .838  .580   6.05  .281   1    2    0 

11) The Rangers sent Ps Juan Dominguez, Edison Volquez and Jose Silva to the minors and released P John Wasdin.

DOMINGUEZ
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 23   -4   7.16    6   3   16.1   13  7.16 15.43   0   2   0   1   1  Rangers      
2004 24    3   3.91    4   4   23     14  5.48 12.52   1   2   0   2   1  Rangers      
2005 25    2   4.22   22  10   70.1   45  5.76 13.44   4   6   0   5   5  Rangers      
CAREER     1   4.60   32  17  109.2   72  5.91 13.54   5  10   0   8   7 
LG AVG     0   4.44           109.2   76  6.21 12.77   6   6 

VOLQUEZ
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2005 21  -14  14.21    6   3   12.2   11  7.82 26.29   0   4   0   0   4  Rangers      
CAREER   -14  14.21    6   3   12.2   11  7.82 26.29   0   4   0   0   4 
LG AVG     0   4.36            12.2    9  6.16 12.63   1   1 

SILVA
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2000 26  -15   5.56   51  19  136     98  6.49 15.42  11   9   0   8  12  Pirates      
2001 27   -8   6.75   26   0   32     23  6.47 12.38   3   3   0   2   4  Pirates      
2002 28    1   4.24   12   0   23.1    6  2.31 14.66   1   0   0   1   0  Reds         
CAREER   -44   5.41  154  53  427.1  298  6.28 14.20  25  28   4  22  31 
LG AVG     0   4.44           427.1  322  6.78 13.07  24  24 

WASDIN
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 30  -10  23.40    3   2    5      5  9.00 36.00   0   1   0   0   1  Blue Jays    
2004 31  -12   6.78   15  10   65     36  4.98 15.09   2   4   0   2   4  Rangers      
2005 32    2   4.28   31   6   75.2   44  5.23 11.66   3   2   4   3   2  Rangers      
CAREER   -32   5.27  307  60  743.1  501  6.07 12.89  36  36   7  34  38 
LG AVG     0   4.69           743.1  525  6.36 13.34  42  42 

12) The Mets released OF Tike Redman.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   26   12  .374  .483  .857  .646   7.09  .330   3   19    7   56  Pirates      
2004   27  -13  .310  .374  .684  .416   4.17  .280   8   51   18  155  Pirates      
2005   28  -18  .292  .332  .625  .296   3.20  .251   2   26    4  135  Pirates      
CAR        -29  .312  .378  .690  .415   4.23  .277  15  101   33  392 
LG AVG       0  .340  .434  .774  .500   5.20  .269  40  161   20 
POS AVG     -4  .335  .428  .763  .489   5.08  .268  39  146   40 

13) The Astros released P Steve Sparks.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2002 36  -29   5.52   32  30  189     98  4.67 15.10   8  16   0   9  15  Tigers       
2003 37   -7   4.88   51   0  107     54  4.54 12.95   0   6   2   3   3  Tigers/A's
2004 38  -21   6.04   29  18  120.2   57  4.25 14.10   3   7   0   4   6  Diamondbacks 
CAREER   -36   4.88  270 182 1319.2  658  4.49 13.80  59  76   3  66  69 
LG AVG     0   4.63          1319.2  924  6.30 13.23  74  74 

14) Today’s birthdays–

TOM BURNS, 1857-1902
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1887   30  -20  .320  .380  .700  .401   6.08  .264   3   60   32  115  Cubs         
1889   32  -31  .288  .339  .627  .346   4.51  .242   4   66   18  136  Cubs         
1891   34  -17  .288  .280  .568  .314   4.15  .226   1   17   18   59  Cubs         
CAR        -72  .303  .364  .667  .469   5.73  .264  39  683  162 1251 
LG AVG       0  .309  .354  .663  .500   5.82  .259  36  573  166 
POS AVG    -95  .295  .334  .628  .451   5.14  .251  29  563  142 

RIPPER COLLINS, 1904-70
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1934   30   58  .393  .615 1.008  .711   9.65  .333  35  128    2  154  Cardinals    
1935   31   46  .385  .529  .915  .699   8.37  .313  23  122    0  150  Cardinals    
1936   32   24  .399  .509  .908  .713   8.19  .292  13   48    1  103  Cardinals    
CAR        158  .360  .492  .852  .615   6.67  .296 135  659   18 1084 
LG AVG       0  .339  .399  .738  .500   5.00  .282  55  457   38 
POS AVG     81  .355  .431  .786  .565   5.79  .292  75  543   27 

MIKE JOHNSTON, AGE: 27
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2004 25   -1   4.37   24   0   22.2   18  7.15 18.26   0   3   0   1   2  Pirates      
2005 26   -4  36.00    1   0    1      2 18.00 36.00   0   0   0   0   0  Pirates      
CAREER    -5   5.70   25   0   23.2   20  7.61 19.01   0   3   0   1   2 
LG AVG     0   4.31            23.2   18  6.73 12.84   1   1 

HAL RHYNE, 1899-1971
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1926   27  -23  .327  .322  .649  .303   3.56  .251   2   39    1  109  Pirates      
1929   30  -20  .309  .350  .659  .317   3.73  .251   0   38    4  120  Red Sox      
1930   31  -29  .269  .264  .533  .177   2.27  .203   0   23    1  107  Red Sox      
CAR       -110  .318  .323  .641  .321   3.56  .250   2  192   13  655 
LG AVG       0  .354  .413  .767  .500   5.37  .289  31  296   33 
POS AVG    -54  .337  .374  .711  .419   4.51  .271  20  254   38 

GEORGE VAN HALTREN, 1866-1945
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1891   25   54  .398  .443  .841  .693  10.04  .318   9   83   75  139  Orioles      
1895   29   43  .408  .503  .911  .683   9.73  .340   8  103   32  131  Giants       
1896   30   44  .410  .484  .894  .675   9.72  .351   5   74   39  133  Giants       
1898   32   40  .372  .413  .785  .676   7.14  .312   2   68   36  156  Giants       
CAR        382  .385  .417  .802  .620   8.01  .316  69 1014  583 1984 
LG AVG       0  .349  .378  .727  .500   6.22  .282  57 1044  398 
POS AVG    211  .372  .397  .769  .573   7.22  .298  65 1002  536 

Correction from Tuesday–The Astros, not the Reds, sent Humberto Quintero and Carlos Hernandez to the minors.


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