1) Last Sunday, Danny Gardella died at the age of 85.
Gardella had 9 RCAA/.776 OPS in 169 games with the 1944-45 Giants and 1950 Cardinals (just 1 G with them). He had a gap in his major league experience since he spent time in the Mexican League while he was challenging MLB’s reserve clause.
2) According to NY Newsday, the Mets are again interested in Tigers P Ugueth Urbina.
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