Around the Majors: Indians sign Hafner

1) Yesterday’s scores–

AL
Mariners 2, Royals 1
Whitesox 5, Indians 4 (10)
Yankees 5, Redsox 2
Orioles 5, Devil Rays 1
Twins 8, Tigers 4
Rangers 7, Angels 5
A’s 6, BlueJays 3

NL
Marlins 4, Phillies 0
Padres 8, Cubs 3 (1st)
Cubs 8, Padres 3 (2nd)
Brewers 6, Pirates 2
Nationals 11, Braves 4
Reds 6, Cardinals 5
Diamondbacks 5, Rockies 2
Mets 1, Astros 0 (11)
Dodgers 4, Giants 1

2) Standings–

AL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
BlueJays          6    3  .667   -      2-1    4-2   04-02 00-00 02-01 LOST 1
Orioles           5    3  .625     1/2  1-2    4-1   04-01 00-00 01-02 WON  3
Yankees           4    4  .500   1 1/2  3-3    1-1   04-04 00-00 00-00 WON  1
Redsox            3    5  .375   2 1/2  1-1    2-4   03-05 00-00 00-00 LOST 1
Devil Rays        3    5  .375   2 1/2  3-5    0-0   01-04 00-00 02-01 LOST 3

AL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Whitesox          6    2  .750   -      2-1    4-1   00-00 06-02 00-00 WON  2
Twins             5    3  .625   1      3-2    2-1   00-00 03-02 02-01 WON  3
Indians           3    5  .375   3      0-2    3-3   00-00 03-05 00-00 LOST 2
Tigers            3    5  .375   3      3-3    0-2   00-00 03-05 00-00 LOST 3
Royals            3    5  .375   3      0-2    3-3   00-00 01-02 02-03 LOST 2

AL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Angels            5    4  .556   -      3-3    2-1   00-00 01-02 04-02 LOST 1
Mariners          4    4  .500     1/2  2-4    2-0   00-00 03-02 01-02 WON  2
A's               4    5  .444   1      1-2    3-3   04-05 00-00 00-00 WON  1
Rangers           4    5  .444   1      1-2    3-3   00-00 00-00 04-05 WON  1

NL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Braves            5    4  .556   -      3-3    2-1   05-04 00-00 00-00 LOST 2
Marlins           5    4  .556   -      5-4    0-0   05-04 00-00 00-00 WON  2
Nationals         5    4  .556   -      0-0    5-4   05-04 00-00 00-00 WON  2
Phillies          4    5  .444   1      1-2    3-3   02-04 02-01 00-00 LOST 2
Mets              3    5  .375   1 1/2  2-0    1-5   01-02 02-03 00-00 WON  3

NL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Brewers           5    3  .625   -      2-1    3-2   00-00 05-03 00-00 WON  1
Astros            4    3  .571     1/2  4-1    0-2   00-02 04-01 00-00 LOST 2
Reds              4    4  .500   1      3-0    1-4   03-00 01-04 00-00 WON  1
Cubs              4    5  .444   1 1/2  3-3    1-2   00-00 02-01 02-04 LOST 1
Cardinals         3    4  .429   1 1/2  2-3    1-1   01-02 02-02 00-00 LOST 1
Pirates           3    6  .333   2 1/2  0-2    3-4   00-00 01-04 02-02 LOST 1

NL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Dodgers           6    2  .750   -      2-0    4-2   00-00 00-00 06-02 WON  2
Diamondbacks      6    3  .667     1/2  6-3    0-0   00-00 02-01 04-02 WON  4
Padres            5    4  .556   1 1/2  2-2    3-2   00-00 04-03 01-01 WON  1
Giants            4    4  .500   2      4-2    0-2   00-00 00-00 04-04 LOST 2
Rockies           1    7  .125   5      1-1    0-6   00-00 00-00 01-07 LOST 7

3) Today’s schedule–

AL
Mariners (Jamie Moyer) at Royals (Denny Bautista), 2:10
Whitesox (Orlando Hernandez) at Indians (Scott Elarton), 7:05
Yankees (Randy Johnson) at Redsox (Bronson Arroyo), 7:05
Orioles (Sidney Ponson) at Devil Rays (Rob Bell), 7:15
BlueJays (Roy Halladay) at Rangers (Pedro Astacio), 8:05
Tigers (Nate Robertson) at Twins (Brad Radke), 8:10

NL
Diamondbacks (Javier Vazquez) at Nationals (Livan Hernandez), 7:05
Astros (Brandon Backe) at Mets (Carlos Zambrano), 7:10

4) Yesterday’s HR–

Jose Guillen–#4 & #5
Reggie Sanders–#4
Jim Edmonds–#3
Chipper Jones–#3
Brian Giles–#3
Nick Swisher–#3
Geoff Blum–#1 & #2
Jason Giambi–#2
Trot Nixon–#2
Adrian Gonzalez–#2
Brandon Inge–#2
Jacque Jones–#2
Lyle Overbay–#2
Jeff Kent–#2
Derrek Lee–#2
Ryan Klesko–#2
Bernie Williams–#1
Javier Lopez–#1
Grady Sizemore–#1
Chone Figgins–#1
Terry Tiffee–#1
Reed Johnson–#1
Geoff Jenkins–#1
Austin Kearns–#1
Hee Seop Choi–#1
Corey Patterson–#1

5) HR leaders–

AL
1) Brian Roberts–4
T2) Dmitri Young–3
T2) Hideki Matsui–3
T2) Jorge Cantu–3
T2) Paul Konerko–3
T2) Alfonso Soriano–3
T2) Eric Hinske–3
T2) Nick Swisher–3*
T9) Vladimir Guerrero–2
T9) Jason Giambi–2*
T9) Richie Sexson–2
T9) Jason Varitek–2
T9) Bengie Molina–2
T9) Keith Ginter–2
T9) David Ortiz–2
T9) Vernon Wells–2
T9) Richard Hidalgo–2
T9) Aaron Boone–2
T9) Emil Brown–2
T9) Torii Hunter–2
T9) Eric Byrnes–2
T9) Hank Blalock–2
T9) David Dellucci–2
T9) Gregg Zaun–2
T9) Trot Nixon–2*
T9) Adrian Gonzalez–2*
T9) Brandon Inge–2*
T9) Jacque Jones–2*

NL
1) Jose Guillen–5**
T2) Troy Glaus–4
T2) Pat Burrell–4
T2) Reggie Sanders–4*
T5) Jim Edmonds–3*
T5) Joe Randa–3
T5) Xavier Nady–3
T5) Miguel Cabrera–3
T5) Chipper Jones–3*
T5) Brian Giles–3*

**–hit 2 yesterday
*–hit 1 yesterday

6) Jim Edmonds passed Vinny Castilla, stayed ahead of Jeff Kent and tied David Justice for 99th place on the all time HR list, with 305.

7) Jeff Kent passed Ruben Sierra and tied Vinny Castilla for 101st place on the all time HR list, with 304.


1) The Indians re-signed DH Travis Hafner to a 3 year, $7 million contract, with an option for 2008.

Hafner hit .583 SLG, .410 OBA, .993 OPS, 51 RCAA in 140 games in 2004, his first year with more than 100 games. He has a .907 career OPS, compared to his league average of .767, and 56 RCAA in 261 games.

2) Astros 2B Craig Biggio had to leave yesterday’s game, after being hit in the forearm with a pitch, and may have to miss a few games.

After -11 RCAA/.734 OPS and 1 RCAA/.763 OPS seasons, Biggio hit .469 SLG, .337 OBA, .806 OPS, 8 RCAA in 156 games. He has a .808 career OPS, compared to his league average of .756, and 351 RCAA in 2416 games.

3) The Redsox sent 3B Kevin Youkilis to the minors when they activated P Curt Schilling from the DL.

In 2004, Youkilis hit .413 SLG, .367 OBA, .780 OPS, 2 RCAA in his first 72 career games.

4) The Royals called up utilityman Joe McEwing when they placed 3B Mark Teahen on the 15 day DL.

After -15 RCAA/.538 OPS and -16 RCAA/.601 OPS seasons, McEwing had a .312 SLG, .297 OBA, .609 OPS, -7 RCAA in 75 games with the Mets. He has a .671 career OPS, compared to his league average of .782, and -61 RCAA in 665 gams.

5) The Rangers placed P R.A. Dickey on the 15 day DL and called up P Nick Regilio.

Dickey has inflammation in his triceps. He has a 5.48 ERA/-12 RSAA in 72 career games, including a 5.61 ERA/-2 RSAA in 25 games in 2004.

Regilio had just been sent down.

6) Mets LF Cliff Floyd was scratched from yesterday’s lineup, after slightly pulling a muscle in his side.

After 42 RCAA/.920 OPS and 20 RCAA/.894 OPS seasons, Floyd hit .462 SLG, .352 OBA, .814 OPS, 6 RCAA in 113 games. He has a .855 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and 159 RCAA in 1183 games.

7) Reds P Ramon Ortiz was scratched from yesterday’s start, due to a groin injury.

After 3.77 ERA/13 RSAA and 5.20 ERA/-20 RSAA seasons, Ortiz had a 4.43 ERA/2 RSAA in 34 games (14 starts). He had spent his whole career with the Angels, before being traded during the offseason, and has a 4.59 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.58, and -4 RSAA in 158 games.

8) Indians 3B Casey Blake was out of yesterday’s lineup, due to a strained hamstring, and might have to miss more time.

After -8 RCAA/.723 OPS in his first year as a starter, Blake hit .486 SLG, .354 OBA, .839 OPS, 9 RCAA in 152 games. He has a .768 career OPS, compared to his league average of .768, and -6 RCAA in 360 games.

9) Whitesox LF Scott Podsednik was out of yesterday’s lineup, due to a strained right groin, and may not return until the weekend.

After 18 RCAA/.822 OPS in his first year as a starter, Podsednik had a .364 SLG, .313 OBA, .677 OPS, -20 RCAA in 154 games with the Brewers. He has a .732 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and -5 RCAA in 341 games.

10) Tigers RF Magglio Ordonez has returned to Detroit for more tests to determine the cause of his continued intestinal pain.

11) The Braves claimed minor league P Frank Brooks off waivers from the Braves.

12) The Twins signed P Jimmy Anderson to a minor league contract.

Anderson has a 5.42 ERA/-64 RSAA in 122 career games, including a 5.17 ERA/-1 RSAA in 12 games with the 2004 Cubs and Redsox.

13) The Diamondbacks re-signed utilityman Robby Hammock to a minor league contract.

Hammock had surgery on a torn labrum in February and is still a couple of months away from returning.


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