Around the Majors: Kip Wells has surgery

1) Pirates P Kip Wells had surgery on Monday to correct a blocked artery in his right armpit and is expected to return by the some star break.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 26   21   3.28   31  31  197.1  147  6.70 11.58  10   9   0  12   7  Pirates      
2004 27   -7   4.55   24  24  138.1  116  7.55 14.12   5   7   0   5   7  Pirates      
2005 28  -16   5.09   33  33  182    132  6.53 14.69   8  18   0  11  15  Pirates      
CAREER     6   4.36  188 168  983.2  728  6.66 13.71  55  69   0  62  62 
LG AVG     0   4.36           983.2  720  6.59 12.92  55  55 

2) Red Sox C John Flaherty retired.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1995   27  -18  .284  .404  .688  .324   3.68  .243  11   40    0  112  Tigers       
1998   30  -32  .261  .273  .534  .144   2.06  .207   3   24    0   91  Devil Rays   
2000   32  -21  .296  .376  .671  .313   3.63  .261  10   39    0  109  Devil Rays   

2003   35   -4  .297  .457  .754  .375   3.64  .267   4   14    0   40  Yankees      
2004   36   -5  .286  .465  .750  .361   3.63  .252   6   16    0   47  Yankees      
2005   37  -15  .206  .252  .458  .091   1.42  .165   2   11    0   47  Yankees      
CAR       -168  .290  .377  .667  .322   3.46  .252  80  395   10 1047 
LG AVG       0  .341  .431  .772  .500   5.18  .271 111  480   69 
POS AVG    -86  .321  .403  .723  .414   4.34  .258  99  449   19 

Flaherty holds the Devil Rays record for worst career RCAA–

RCAA    
1    John Flaherty               -94   
2    Toby Hall                   -71   
3    Miguel Cairo                -57   
4    Bobby Smith                 -48   
5    Mike DiFelice               -45   
6    Damian Rolls                -42   
7    Vinny Castilla              -39   
T8   Gerald Williams             -37   
T8   Felix Martinez              -37   
10   Jason Tyner                 -36   

3) The Orioles released OF Richard Hidalgo.

Hidalgo had left camp on Saturday and is considering retirement.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   27   36  .385  .572  .957  .674   7.95  .309  28   88    9  141  Astros       
2004   28  -20  .301  .444  .745  .378   3.98  .239  25   82    4  144  Astros/Mets
2005   29  -12  .289  .416  .705  .367   3.76  .221  16   43    1   88  Rangers      
CAR         39  .345  .490  .835  .529   5.80  .269 171  560   48  987 
LG AVG       0  .342  .435  .777  .500   5.26  .270 115  471   63 
POS AVG     31  .347  .451  .798  .523   5.57  .271 134  496   88 

4) The White Sox sent INFs Tim Hummel and Jorge Velandia, OF Ben Grieve, Cs Carlos Lee and Donny Lucy and Ps Rusty Tucker, Chad Bentz, Corwin Malone and Stephen Randolph to the minors.

GRIEVE
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   27   -1  .371  .345  .716  .472   4.70  .230   4   17    0   55  Devil Rays   
2004   28    0  .361  .424  .785  .508   5.48  .260   8   35    0  123  Brewers/Cubs
2005   29   -1  .400  .250  .650  .344   3.60  .250   0    1    0   23  Cubs         
CAR         54  .367  .442  .809  .546   5.64  .269 118  492   24  976 
LG AVG       0  .341  .434  .775  .500   5.21  .271 105  441   59 
POS AVG     27  .346  .451  .798  .521   5.52  .273 119  471   65 

HUMMEL
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   24   -4  .290  .357  .647  .340   3.57  .226   2   10    0   26  Reds         
2004   25   -8  .281  .282  .563  .242   2.61  .218   1    7    1   56  Reds         
CAR        -12  .285  .314  .599  .285   3.02  .222   3   17    1   82 
LG AVG       0  .341  .434  .775  .500   5.21  .269   7   28    3 
POS AVG     -1  .332  .436  .768  .482   5.01  .266   7   30    2 

VELANDIA
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2000   25   -4  .176  .129  .306  .042   0.96  .097   0    2    0   33  A's/Mets
2001   26   -2  .182  .000  .182  .000   0.00  .000   0    0    0    9  Mets         
2003   28   -5  .304  .276  .580  .226   2.60  .190   0    8    0   23  Mets         
CAR        -20  .231  .201  .432  .120   1.72  .151   0   12    2  150 
LG AVG       0  .344  .435  .779  .500   5.28  .272   7   28    4 
POS AVG     -4  .334  .393  .727  .433   4.62  .269   4   21    5 

BENTZ
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2004 24   -5   5.86   36   0   27.2   18  5.86 15.61   0   3   0   1   2  Expos        
2005 25   -6  31.50    4   0    2      0  0.00 36.00   0   0   0   0   0  Marlins      
CAREER   -11   7.58   40   0   29.2   18  5.46 16.99   0   3   0   1   2 
LG AVG     0   4.31            29.2   22  6.72 12.83   2   2 

RANDOLPH
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 29    5   4.05   50   0   60     50  7.50 14.25   8   1   0   5   4  Diamondbacks 
2004 30  -10   5.51   45   6   81.2   62  6.83 16.53   2   5   0   3   4  Diamondbacks 
CAREER    -5   4.89   95   6  141.2  112  7.12 15.56  10   6   0   8   8 
LG AVG     0   4.30           141.2  105  6.70 12.83   8   8 

5) The Mets sent INF Brett Harper, Cs Jesus Flores, Drew Butera, Andy Wilson and Aaron Hathaway and Ps Philip Humber, Matt Lindstrom Rafael Corva, Jeremy Hill and Jason Scobie to the minors.

6) The Cardinals sent INFs Kit Pellow and Dave Berg, Cs Bryan Anderson and Jason Motte and Ps Chris Narveson, Andy Cavazos, Dennis Tankersley, Randy Leek and Rich Rundles to the minors.

PELLOW
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2002   28   -5  .342  .302  .644  .250   3.18  .238   1    5    1   29  Royals       
2003   29    6  .476  .889 1.365  .904  19.64  .444   1    4    0   11  Rockies      
2004   30   -9  .308  .347  .655  .273   3.69  .240   2   10    1   59  Rockies      
CAR         -8  .335  .381  .716  .378   4.64  .257   4   19    2   99 
LG AVG       0  .338  .433  .771  .500   5.14  .268   7   27    3 
POS AVG      1  .342  .448  .790  .520   5.40  .262   8   30    3 

BERG
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2002   31   -6  .322  .382  .704  .440   4.28  .270   4   39    0  109  Blue Jays    
2003   32   -9  .301  .379  .679  .301   3.32  .255   4   18    0   61  Blue Jays    
2004   33  -12  .278  .338  .615  .234   2.88  .253   3   23    0   58  Blue Jays    
CAR        -41  .328  .373  .700  .410   4.24  .269  21  163    8  582 
LG AVG       0  .341  .435  .775  .500   5.23  .270  53  220   29 
POS AVG    -33  .330  .393  .723  .430   4.54  .265  33  175   37 

TANKERSLEY
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2002 23  -25   8.06   17   9   51.1   39  6.84 18.41   1   4   0   1   4  Padres       
2003 24   -7           1   1    0      0               0   1   0   0   1  Padres       
2004 25   -5   5.14    9   6   35     29  7.46 13.63   0   5   0   2   3  Padres       
CAREER   -37   7.61   27  16   86.1   68  7.09 17.20   1  10   0   3   8 
LG AVG     0   4.20            86.1   65  6.75 12.74   5   5 

7) Today’s birthdays–

DICK ALLEN, AGE: 64
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1964   22   62  .382  .557  .939  .756   7.94  .318  29   91    3  162  Phillies     
1965   23   48  .375  .494  .870  .719   6.88  .302  20   85   15  161  Phillies     
1966   24   67  .396  .632 1.027  .788   9.24  .317  40  110   10  141  Phillies     
1967   25   54  .404  .566  .970  .778   8.68  .307  23   77   20  122  Phillies     
1972   30   73  .420  .603 1.023  .817   9.31  .308  37  113   19  148  White Sox    
1974   32   41  .375  .563  .938  .734   7.43  .301  32   88    7  128  White Sox    
CAR        511  .378  .534  .912  .714   7.20  .292 351 1119  133 1749 
LG AVG       0  .325  .382  .707  .500   4.27  .260 136  682   93 
POS AVG    111  .338  .421  .759  .557   4.91  .267 197  843   59 

JIM BOUTON, AGE: 67
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1965 26  -23   4.83   30  25  151     97  5.78 13.29   4  15   0   7  12  Yankees      
1970 31  -13   5.42   29   6   73     49  6.04 14.55   4   6   0   3   7  Astros       
CAREER    -5   3.58  304 144 1237    720  5.24 11.56  62  63   6  63  62 
LG AVG     0   3.61          1237    801  5.83 11.84  69  69 

JUAN ENCARNACION, AGE: 30
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   27   -5  .313  .446  .759  .474   4.55  .270  19   94   19  156  Marlins      
2004   28  -17  .299  .405  .704  .386   3.90  .236  16   62    5  135  Dodgers/Marlins
2005   29   10  .349  .447  .795  .564   5.51  .287  16   76    6  141  Marlins      
CAR        -55  .316  .440  .757  .454   4.62  .268 128  541  119 1028 
LG AVG       0  .342  .433  .775  .500   5.21  .270 126  527   68 
POS AVG     35  .347  .450  .797  .524   5.53  .272 144  559   90 

PETE FOX, 1909-66
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1938   29  -18  .328  .413  .742  .414   4.94  .293   7   96   16  155  Tigers       
1939   30  -23  .342  .405  .746  .376   4.91  .295   7   66   23  141  Tigers       
1940   31  -14  .329  .403  .732  .382   4.72  .289   5   48    7   93  Tigers       
CAR        -40  .347  .415  .762  .477   5.25  .298  65  694  158 1461 
LG AVG       0  .354  .406  .760  .500   5.38  .280  95  753   75 
POS AVG     30  .357  .417  .774  .515   5.59  .286  92  749   87 

RYAN FREEL, AGE: 30
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   27    1  .344  .431  .775  .514   5.30  .285   4   12    9   43  Reds         
2004   28    8  .375  .368  .743  .547   5.40  .277   3   28   37  143  Reds         
2005   29   -2  .371  .371  .743  .483   5.20  .271   4   21   36  103  Reds         
CAR          7  .369  .377  .746  .517   5.30  .276  11   64   84  298 
LG AVG       0  .340  .433  .773  .500   5.17  .269  34  137   17 
POS AVG      0  .339  .433  .771  .498   5.16  .273  32  134   20 

JIM HUGHEY, 1869-1945
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1896 27  -18   4.99   25  14  155     48  2.79 13.82   6   8   0   6   8  Pirates      
1899 30  -56   5.41   36  34  283     54  1.72 16.31   4  30   0  11  23  Spiders      
1900 31  -22   5.19   20  12  112.2   23  1.84 15.42   5   7   0   4   8  Cardinals    
CAREER  -114   4.87  145 113 1007.2  250  2.23 14.59  29  80   1  45  64 
LG AVG     0   3.91          1007.2  263  2.35 13.41  57  57 

CARL FURILLO, 1922-89
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1949   27   24  .368  .506  .875  .625   6.77  .322  18  106    4  142  Dodgers      
1953   31   37  .393  .580  .973  .689   8.65  .344  21   92    1  132  Dodgers      
1955   33   24  .371  .520  .891  .624   6.75  .314  26   95    4  140  Dodgers      
CAR         82  .355  .458  .813  .538   5.65  .299 192 1058   48 1806 
LG AVG       0  .341  .410  .751  .500   5.00  .269 164  785   62 
POS AVG     35  .343  .424  .767  .516   5.21  .279 166  843   49 

LANCE MCCULLERS, AGE: 42
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1986 22   12   2.78   70   7  136     92  6.09 10.92  10  10   5  12   8  Padres       
CAREER    28   3.25  306   9  526.1  442  7.56 11.78  28  31  39  34  25 
LG AVG     0   3.80           526.1  339  5.80 12.18  29  29 

JIM RICE, AGE: 53
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1977   24   41  .376  .593  .969  .653   7.79  .320  39  114    5  160  Red Sox      
1978   25   62  .370  .600  .970  .729   7.99  .315  46  139    7  163  Red Sox      
1979   26   54  .381  .596  .977  .709   8.29  .325  39  130    9  158  Red Sox      
CAR        270  .352  .502  .854  .593   5.93  .298 382 1451   58 2089 
LG AVG       0  .328  .395  .723  .500   4.45  .263 196  958  154 
POS AVG    103  .338  .419  .757  .538   4.91  .271 232 1056  204 

JUSTIN THOMPSON, AGE: 33
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1998 25   15   4.05   34  34  222    149  6.04 12.49  11  15   0  15  11  Tigers       
1999 26   -3   5.11   24  24  142.2   83  5.24 13.56   9  11   0  10  10  Tigers       
2005 32   -3  21.60    2   0    1.2    1  5.40 21.60   0   0   0   0   0  Rangers      
CAREER    51   4.02  103 101  648.2  428  5.94 12.18  36  43   0  47  32 
LG AVG     0   4.70           648.2  458  6.36 13.42  36  37 

Corrections from yesterday–(1) There was an error in Kirby Puckett’s age. Puckett’s birthdate had once been listed as 1961 in a Twins media guide early in his career, but he was actually born in 1960. (2) The player in yesterday’s birthdays who was identified as Jairo Garcia, age 23, was another player using a fake name and age. His real name is Santiago Casilla, age 25. Other than age, I don’t have a specific birthday for him.


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