Around the Majors: Lawrence is hurt

1) Nationals P Brian Lawrence was diagnosed with a torn labrum and is out until after midseason.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 27   -7   4.19   33  33  210.2  116  4.96 11.71  10  15   0  12  13  Padres       
2004 28   -3   4.12   34  34  203    121  5.36 12.77  15  14   0  14  15  Padres       
2005 29  -22   4.83   33  33  195.2  109  5.01 12.83   7  15   0   9  13  Padres       
CAREER   -23   4.10  162 146  934    579  5.58 12.33  49  61   0  53  57 
LG AVG     0   4.25           934    697  6.72 12.76  52  52 

2) The Twins named Johan Santana as their Opening Day starter.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 24   27   3.07   45  18  158.1  169  9.61 10.06  12   3   0  10   5  Twins        
2004 25   54   2.61   34  34  228    265 10.46  8.64  20   6   0  19   7  Twins        
2005 26   39   2.87   33  33  231.2  238  9.25  8.78  16   7   0  16   7  Twins        
CAREER   125   3.31  184 108  856    901  9.47 10.34  59  25   1  56  28 
LG AVG     0   4.54           856    596  6.27 12.96  48  48 

Santana’s 120 RSAA over the past 3 years ranks 6th on the all time list for most RSAA for ages 24-26–

RSAA    
1    Walter Johnson              193   
2    Hal Newhouser               152   
T3   Pedro Martinez              131   
T3   Tom Seaver                  131   
5    Dizzy Dean                  127   
6    Johan Santana               120   
7    Robin Roberts               119   
8    Dave Stieb                  117   
9    Roger Clemens               116   
10   Kevin Appier                114   

3) Pirates P Kip Wells left the team to be examined by a surgeon who specializes in blood clots and is expected to return today. According to GM Dave Littlefield, it was just “a precautionary measure.”

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 

4) The Brewers gave manager Ned Yost a 2 year contract extension, covering 2007-08, with an option for 2009.

5) The Cubs signed P Brian Boehringer to a minor league contract.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2002 33    9   3.39   70   0   79.2   65  7.34 11.30   4   4   1   5   3  Pirates      
2003 34   -9   5.49   62   0   62.1   47  6.79 14.01   5   4   0   3   6  Pirates      
2004 35   -1   4.62   21   0   25.1   20  7.11 15.99   1   1   0   1   1  Pirates      
CAREER    -5   4.36  356  21  534.2  432  7.27 13.70  26  32   3  29  29 
LG AVG     0   4.43           534.2  394  6.64 13.04  30  30 

6) The Marlins signed C Tom Wilson to a minor league contract, with an invitation to spring training.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2002   31   -3  .334  .385  .719  .456   4.43  .257   8   37    0   96  Blue Jays    
2003   32   -5  .331  .391  .722  .433   4.55  .258   5   35    0   96  Blue Jays    
2004   33   -2  .231  .167  .397  .000   0.00  .167   0    0    0   13  Mets/Dodgers
CAR        -11  .327  .386  .714  .427   4.31  .253  15   76    0  214 
LG AVG       0  .333  .427  .760  .500   4.97  .266  18   74    9 
POS AVG    -17  .308  .387  .694  .388   3.90  .253  14   67    2 

7) Today’s birthdays–

GROVER C ALEXANDER, 1887-1950
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1911 24   44   2.57   48  37  367    227  5.57 10.35  28  13   3  27  14  Phillies     
1915 28   69   1.22   49  42  376    241  5.77  7.83  31  10   3  34   7  Phillies     
1917 30   46   1.83   45  44  388    200  4.64  9.23  30  13   0  30  13  Phillies     
1920 33   49   1.91   46  40  363    173  4.29 10.04  27  14   5  29  12  Cubs         
1927 40   50   2.52   37  30  268     48  1.61 10.07  21  10   3  22   9  Cardinals    
CAREER   524   2.56  696 599 5189   2198  3.81 10.21 373 208  32 374 207 
LG AVG     0   3.39          5189   1891  3.28 12.12 286 286 

RIP COLLINS, 1896-1968
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1924 28   23   3.21   34  30  216     75  3.13 11.08  14   7   0  13   8  Tigers       
1926 30   16   2.73   30  13  122     44  3.25 13.20   8   8   1  11   5  Tigers       
1930 34   15   4.34   35  20  172     75  3.92 12.35   9   7   2   9   7  Browns       
CAREER    47   3.99  311 220 1712    569  2.99 13.38 108  82   5 102  88 
LG AVG     0   4.19          1712    557  2.93 13.45  96  96 

MARK DEROSA, AGE: 31
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   28   -7  .316  .383  .699  .413   4.12  .263   6   22    1  103  Braves       
2004   29  -20  .293  .320  .614  .274   3.08  .239   3   31    1  118  Braves       
2005   30   -2  .325  .439  .764  .457   4.62  .243   8   20    1   66  Rangers      
CAR        -34  .319  .380  .700  .396   4.09  .263  25  119    7  459 
LG AVG       0  .339  .432  .771  .500   5.15  .268  37  150   19 
POS AVG    -10  .332  .417  .749  .471   4.83  .269  31  137   19 

DAVE HOWARD, AGE: 39
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1991   24  -15  .267  .258  .525  .245   2.44  .216   1   17    3   94  Royals       
1995   28  -16  .310  .325  .635  .291   3.38  .243   0   19    6   95  Royals       
1996   29  -35  .291  .305  .595  .228   2.84  .219   4   48    5  143  Royals       
CAR       -110  .291  .303  .595  .259   2.95  .229  11  148   23  645 
LG AVG       0  .341  .422  .763  .500   5.07  .270  51  231   33 
POS AVG    -39  .326  .381  .706  .417   4.30  .264  30  189   38 

GARY MAJEWSKI, AGE: 26
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2004 24    1   3.86   16   0   21     12  5.14 15.00   0   1   1   1   0  Expos        
2005 25   10   2.93   79   0   86     50  5.23 12.98   4   4   1   5   3  Nationals    
CAREER    11   3.11   95   0  107     62  5.21 13.37   4   5   2   6   3 
LG AVG     0   4.25           107     79  6.60 12.77   6   6 

PREACHER ROE, AGE: 91
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1948 33   30   2.63   34  22  178     86  4.35  9.66  12   8   2  14   6  Dodgers      
1949 34   30   2.79   30  27  213    109  4.61 10.44  15   6   1  14   7  Dodgers      
1950 35   31   3.30   36  32  251    125  4.48 11.29  19  11   1  19  11  Dodgers      
CAREER   133   3.43  333 261 1916    956  4.49 11.41 127  84  10 123  88 
LG AVG     0   3.94          1916    804  3.78 12.73 107 107 

SCOTT SERVICE, AGE: 39
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1999 32  -10   6.09   68   0   75.1   68  8.12 15.77   5   5   8   4   6  Royals       
CAREER   -21   4.99  338   1  416.1  413  8.93 13.90  20  22  16  21  21 
LG AVG     0   4.48           416.1  295  6.37 13.07  23  23 

J.T. SNOW, AGE: 38
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   35    8  .387  .418  .806  .572   6.00  .273   8   51    1  103  Giants       
2004   36   35  .429  .529  .958  .728   9.30  .327  12   60    4  107  Giants       
2005   37   -4  .343  .365  .708  .463   4.60  .275   4   40    1  117  Giants       
CAR         56  .357  .428  .786  .526   5.41  .268 189  873   20 1677 
LG AVG       0  .344  .432  .776  .500   5.25  .271 179  764  109 
POS AVG    163  .367  .477  .844  .575   6.27  .280 254  957   49 

JOSH TOWERS, AGE: 29
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 26    2   4.48   14   8   64.1   42  5.88 10.91   8   1   1   5   4  Blue Jays    
2004 27   -2   5.11   21  21  116.1   51  3.95 14.16   9   9   0   9   9  Blue Jays    
2005 28   17   3.71   33  33  208.2  112  4.83 11.73  13  12   0  15  10  Blue Jays    
CAREER     1   4.49   97  85  557    276  4.46 12.39  38  35   1  38  35 
LG AVG     0   4.47           557    389  6.29 12.85  31  31 

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