Around the Majors: Red Sox claim Choi

1) The Red Sox claimed 1B Hee Seop Choi off waivers from the Dodgers.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   24    0  .350  .421  .771  .506   5.13  .218   8   28    1   80  Cubs         
2004   25   13  .370  .449  .819  .598   6.22  .251  15   46    1  126  Marlins/Dodgers
2005   26    1  .336  .453  .789  .508   4.92  .253  15   42    1  133  Dodgers      
CAR         10  .349  .437  .786  .531   5.30  .240  40  120    3  363 
LG AVG       0  .340  .432  .772  .500   5.15  .269  30  124   15 
POS AVG     25  .361  .475  .835  .573   6.06  .278  42  151    6 

2) After first signing with the Red Sox and then allegedly signing with the A’s, Juan Gonzalez is now working out with the Rockies.

The Boston Herald called Gonzalez signing with the A’s “a complete figment of his imagination.”

3) Tigers P Kenny Rogers made a plea bargain in which he will attend an anger management class in order to resolve the charges resulting from him knocking down a cameraman late last June.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 38    1   4.57   33  31  195    116  5.35 13.29  13   8   0  11  10  Twins        
2004 39    8   4.76   35  35  211.2  126  5.36 13.73  18   9   0  14  13  Rangers      
2005 40   23   3.46   30  30  195.1   87  4.01 12.26  14   8   0  14   8  Rangers      
CAREER   121   4.21  687 400 2862   1751  5.51 12.92 190 131  28 173 148 
LG AVG     0   4.55          2862   1955  6.15 13.15 161 160 

4) Mariners CF Jeremy Reed broke a bone in his right wrist and could be out for 6 weeks.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2004   23    6  .470  .466  .935  .772   9.24  .397   0    5    3   18  Mariners     
2005   24  -16  .322  .352  .675  .385   3.73  .254   3   45   12  141  Mariners     
CAR        -10  .338  .364  .703  .440   4.22  .269   3   50   15  159 
LG AVG       0  .332  .426  .758  .500   4.91  .268  17   73    9 
POS AVG     -4  .326  .410  .736  .478   4.67  .268  14   64   15 

5) The Indians sent INFs Lou Merloni and Jose Flores, 3B Andy Marte, OF Franklin Gutierrez, C-1B Ryan Garko and P Ben Howard to the minors.

MERLONI
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   32   -2  .355  .348  .704  .453   4.31  .265   1   18    2   80  Padres/Red Sox
2004   33   -4  .343  .426  .769  .438   4.41  .289   4   28    1   71  Indians      
2005   34   -1  .143  .000  .143  .000   0.00  .000   0    1    0    5  Angels       
CAR        -32  .332  .386  .719  .400   4.12  .272  14  124    8  414 
LG AVG       0  .339  .433  .772  .500   5.16  .270  36  151   19 
POS AVG    -13  .332  .414  .745  .460   4.78  .267  30  141   19 

FLORES
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2002   29   -1  .400  .000  .400  .000   0.00  .000   0    0    1    7  A's          
2004   31   -1  .400  .250  .650  .000   0.00  .250   0    0    0    9  Dodgers      
CAR         -2  .400  .143  .543  .000   0.00  .143   0    0    1   16 
LG AVG       0  .336  .430  .766  .500   5.06  .267   0    1    0 
POS AVG      0  .329  .397  .726  .451   4.57  .269   0    1    0 

Marte is considered one of the top prospects in all of baseball.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2005   21   -8  .227  .211  .438  .091   1.50  .140   0    4    0   24  Braves       
CAR         -8  .227  .211  .438  .091   1.50  .140   0    4    0   24 
LG AVG       0  .339  .428  .767  .500   5.07  .268   2    9    1 
POS AVG      0  .339  .424  .763  .495   5.03  .269   2    9    1 

GUTIERREZ
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2005   22    0  .500  .000  .500  .000   0.00  .000   0    0    0    7  Indians      
CAR          0  .500  .000  .500  .000   0.00  .000   0    0    0    7 
LG AVG       0  .331  .425  .756  .500   4.89  .268   0    0    0 
POS AVG      0  .344  .464  .808  .560   5.58  .266   0    0    0 

GARKO
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2005   24    0  .000  .000  .000  .000   0.00  .000   0    0    0    1  Indians      
CAR          0  .000  .000  .000  .000   0.00  .000   0    0    0    1 
LG AVG       0  .331  .425  .756  .500   4.89  .268   0    0    0 
POS AVG      0  .344  .464  .808  .560   5.58  .266   0    0    0 

HOWARD
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2002 23   -7   9.28    3   2   10.2   10  8.44 22.78   0   1   0   0   1  Padres       
2003 24    1   3.63    6   6   34.2   24  6.23 11.94   1   3   0   2   2  Padres       
2004 25   -6   5.50   31   0   37.2   33  7.88 14.10   1   1   0   1   1  Marlins      
CAREER   -12   5.20   40   8   83     67  7.27 14.31   2   5   0   3   4 
LG AVG     0   4.28            83     62  6.70 12.80   5   5 

6) Cardinals LF Larry Bigbie has a stress fracture above his left heel and is expected to miss a minimum of 2-3 weeks.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   25   14  .365  .456  .821  .642   6.55  .303   9   31    7   83  Orioles      
2004   26   -2  .341  .427  .768  .489   5.24  .280  15   68    8  139  Orioles      
2005   27   -9  .301  .346  .647  .377   3.70  .239   5   23    5   90  Orioles/Rockies
CAR         -5  .331  .398  .729  .483   4.84  .268  31  136   25  375 
LG AVG       0  .335  .430  .765  .500   5.05  .269  38  160   20 
POS AVG      9  .341  .441  .782  .523   5.36  .277  39  164   27 

7) The Reds sent OF Chris Denorfia and Ps Michael Gosling, Justin Germano and Jung Keun Bong to the minors.

DENORFIA
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2005   24    0  .364  .421  .785  .517   5.59  .263   1    2    1   18  Reds         
CAR          0  .364  .421  .785  .517   5.59  .263   1    2    1   18 
LG AVG       0  .339  .428  .767  .500   5.07  .268   1    5    1 
POS AVG      0  .338  .422  .760  .491   5.01  .270   1    4    1 

GOSLING
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2004 23    0   4.62    6   4   25.1   14  4.97 14.57   1   1   0   1   1  Diamondbacks 
2005 24    0   4.45   13   5   32.1   14  3.90 16.42   0   3   0   1   2  Diamondbacks 
CAREER     0   4.53   19   9   57.2   28  4.37 15.61   1   4   0   2   3 
LG AVG     0   4.27            57.2   43  6.64 12.79   3   3 

GERMANO
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2004 21  -12   8.86    7   5   21.1   16  6.75 18.98   1   2   0   1   2  Padres       
CAREER   -12   8.86    7   5   21.1   16  6.75 18.98   1   2   0   1   2 
LG AVG     0   4.31            21.1   16  6.74 12.84   1   1 

BONG
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2002 21   -2   7.50    1   1    6      4  6.00 15.00   0   1   0   0   1  Braves       
2003 22   -6   5.05   44   0   57     47  7.42 14.05   6   2   1   3   5  Braves       
2004 23   -1   4.70    3   3   15.1   11  6.46 15.85   1   1   0   1   1  Reds         
CAREER    -9   5.17   48   4   78.1   62  7.12 14.48   7   4   1   4   7 
LG AVG     0   4.28            78.1   58  6.67 12.80   4   4 

8) The Marlins sent Ps Taylor Tankersley, Josh Stewart and Ryan Rupe to the minors.

STEWART
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 24   -4   5.96    5   5   25.2   13  4.56 15.43   1   2   0   1   2  White Sox    
2004 25   -9  15.26    3   2    7.2    5  5.87 22.30   0   1   0   0   1  White Sox    
CAREER   -13   8.10    8   7   33.1   18  4.86 17.01   1   3   0   1   3 
LG AVG     0   4.55            33.1   23  6.19 12.93   2   2 

RUPE
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2001 26  -34   6.59   28  26  143.1  123  7.72 13.81   5  12   0   6  11  Devil Rays   
2002 27  -11   5.60   15  15   90     67  6.70 11.80   5  10   0   6   9  Devil Rays   
2003 28   -2   6.30    4   1   10      7  6.30 12.60   1   1   0   1   1  Red Sox      
CAREER   -63   5.85   89  84  476.2  355  6.70 13.56  24  38   0  26  36 
LG AVG     0   4.68           476.2  334  6.31 13.30  27  27 

9) The Mariners released 2B Fernando Vina and P Dave Burba.

VINA
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2002   33  -14  .333  .338  .670  .419   3.96  .270   1   54   17  150  Cardinals    
2003   34   -8  .309  .382  .691  .394   3.91  .251   4   23    4   61  Cardinals    
2004   35   -9  .308  .270  .577  .219   2.48  .226   0    7    2   29  Tigers       
CAR        -56  .348  .379  .728  .452   4.79  .282  40  343  116 1148 
LG AVG       0  .343  .434  .777  .500   5.25  .271 137  571   78 
POS AVG    -48  .341  .400  .741  .459   4.87  .274  82  446  108 

BURBA
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2002 35   -5   5.20   35  21  145.1   95  5.88 13.69   5   5   0   5   5  Rangers/Indians
2003 36    4   3.53   17   2   43.1   35  7.27 13.50   1   1   0   1   1  Brewers      
2004 37    2   4.21   51   0   77     50  5.84 11.45   4   1   2   2   3  Brewers/Giants
CAREER    -4   4.49  511 234 1777.2 1398  7.08 13.15 115  87   3 100 102 
LG AVG     0   4.43          1777.2 1266  6.41 12.99 100  99 

10) The Diamondbacks released P Felix Heredia.

Last weekend, they had sent him to the minors.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 28   15   2.69   69   0   87     45  4.66 11.28   5   3   1   6   2  Reds/Yankees
2004 29   -8   6.28   47   0   38.2   25  5.82 15.36   1   1   0   1   1  Yankees      
2005 30    1   0.00    3   0    2.2    2  6.75 10.13   0   0   0   0   0  Mets         
CAREER    -8   4.42  511   2  458.1  351  6.89 13.71  28  19   6  24  23 
LG AVG     0   4.41           458.1  339  6.67 12.94  26  26 

11) Today’s birthdays–

NEAL COTTS, AGE: 26
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 23   -5   8.10    4   4   13.1   10  6.75 21.60   1   1   0   1   1  White Sox    
2004 24   -5   5.65   56   1   65.1   58  7.99 12.95   4   4   0   4   4  White Sox    
2005 25   17   1.94   69   0   60.1   58  8.65 10.59   4   0   0   3   1  White Sox    
CAREER     7   4.27  129   5  139    126  8.16 12.76   9   5   0   8   6 
LG AVG     0   4.51           139     97  6.29 12.90   8   8 

FRANK DWYER, 1868-1943
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1895 27   29   4.24   37  31  280.1   46  1.48 13.77  18  15   0  20  13  Reds         
1896 28   42   3.15   36  34  288.2   57  1.78 11.88  24  11   1  23  12  Reds         
1898 30   23   3.04   31  28  240     29  1.09 11.81  16  10   0  16  10  Reds         
CAREER   172   3.84  366 319 2819    565  1.80 13.12 176 152   6 188 140 
LG AVG     0   4.20          2819    860  2.74 13.70 158 158 

TRAVIS FRYMAN, AGE: 37
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1993   24   37  .379  .486  .865  .663   6.99  .300  22   97    9  151  Tigers       
1998   29   11  .340  .504  .845  .556   5.84  .287  28   96   10  146  Indians      
2000   31   30  .392  .516  .908  .628   7.53  .321  22  106    1  155  Indians      
CAR         14  .336  .443  .779  .501   5.16  .274 223 1022   72 1698 
LG AVG       0  .339  .422  .761  .500   5.02  .269 193  863  124 
POS AVG    -73  .331  .408  .739  .456   4.64  .263 181  829   72 

TOM GLAVINE, AGE: 40
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1991 25   46   2.55   34  34  246.2  192  7.01  9.92  20  11   0  22   9  Braves       
1998 32   44   2.47   33  33  229.1  157  6.16 10.91  20   6   0  19   7  Braves       
2003 37   -6   4.52   32  32  183.1   82  4.03 13.40   9  14   0  11  12  Mets         
2004 38   16   3.60   33  33  212.1  109  4.62 11.61  11  14   0  14  11  Mets         
2005 39   14   3.53   33  33  211.1  105  4.47 12.39  13  13   0  15  11  Mets         
CAREER   308   3.44  603 603 3951.2 2350  5.35 11.85 275 184   0 270 189 
LG AVG     0   4.09          3951.2 2821  6.42 12.54 221 221 

WOODIE HELD, AGE: 74
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1960   28   12  .342  .471  .813  .588   5.68  .258  21   67    0  109  Indians      
1961   29   13  .354  .468  .822  .573   5.66  .267  23   78    0  146  Indians      
1963   31   13  .352  .435  .787  .594   5.29  .248  17   61    2  133  Indians      
CAR         33  .331  .421  .753  .520   4.73  .240 179  559   14 1390 
LG AVG       0  .329  .396  .726  .500   4.52  .258 113  493   46 
POS AVG    -46  .321  .373  .694  .454   4.15  .253  90  419   66 

DUTCH LEONARD, 1909-83
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1938 29   29   3.43   33  31  223     68  2.74 11.34  12  15   0  17  10  Senators     
1947 38   37   2.68   32  29  235    103  3.94 10.84  17  12   0  20   9  Phillies     
1948 39   30   2.51   34  31  226     92  3.66 11.31  12  17   0  19  10  Phillies     
CAREER   209   3.25  640 375 3220   1170  3.27 11.45 191 181  44 216 156 
LG AVG     0   4.00          3220   1315  3.68 12.93 180 180 

LEE MAZZILLI, AGE: 51
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1978   23   16  .353  .432  .785  .588   5.39  .273  16   61   20  148  Mets         
1979   24   42  .395  .449  .844  .692   7.04  .303  15   79   34  158  Mets         
1980   25   28  .370  .431  .801  .641   5.96  .280  16   76   41  152  Mets         
CAR         87  .359  .385  .744  .562   5.08  .259  93  460  197 1475 
LG AVG       0  .331  .392  .723  .500   4.51  .265  92  486  107 
POS AVG     28  .337  .402  .738  .517   4.77  .269  98  500  143 

CLYDE MILAN, 1887-1953
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1910   23   23  .379  .333  .713  .650   5.60  .279   0   16   44  142  Senators     
1911   24   33  .395  .394  .789  .656   7.01  .315   3   35   58  154  Senators     
1912   25   28  .377  .379  .756  .637   6.29  .306   1   79   88  154  Senators     
CAR        119  .353  .353  .706  .560   4.81  .285  17  617  495 1981 
LG AVG       0  .333  .348  .682  .500   4.35  .265  34  749  266 
POS AVG    211  .357  .387  .744  .596   5.34  .288  49  817  361 

DAN WILSON, AGE: 37
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1994   25  -32  .244  .312  .556  .129   1.99  .216   3   27    1   91  Mariners     
1999   30  -18  .315  .382  .697  .354   4.06  .266   7   38    5  123  Mariners     
2000   31  -18  .291  .336  .627  .269   2.96  .235   5   27    1   90  Mariners     
2003   34  -18  .272  .339  .611  .288   2.98  .241   4   43    0   96  Mariners     
CAR       -148  .309  .382  .691  .376   3.90  .262  88  519   23 1299 
LG AVG       0  .341  .433  .774  .500   5.21  .271 140  597   80 
POS AVG   -121  .318  .399  .717  .401   4.25  .257 119  551   21 


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