Around the Majors: Relievers retire

1) Paul Quantrill announced his retirement.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1997 28   24   1.94   77   0   88     56  5.73 12.38   6   7   5  11   2  Blue Jays    
1998 29   18   2.59   82   0   80     59  6.64 12.71   3   4   7   5   2  Blue Jays    

2003 34   19   1.75   89   0   77.1   44  5.12  9.19   2   5   1   6   1  Dodgers      
2004 35   -3   4.72   86   0   95.1   37  3.49 13.97   7   3   1   5   5  Yankees      
2005 36  -10   5.35   50   0   69     36  4.70 14.35   2   2   0   1   3  Yankees/Padres/Marlins
CAREER   101   3.83  841  64 1255.2  725  5.20 13.07  68  78  21  87  59 
LG AVG     0   4.49          1255.2  883  6.33 13.11  70  70 

2) Gabe White announced his retirement.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2000 28   36   2.36   68   0   84     84  9.00  8.79  11   2   5  11   2  Reds/Rockies

2003 31    1   4.05   46   0   46.2   29  5.59 10.41   5   1   0   3   3  Reds/Yankees
2004 32  -19   6.94   64   0   59.2   41  6.18 12.97   1   3   1   1   3  Yankees/Reds
2005 33    2   2.16    6   0    8.1    1  1.08 16.20   0   0   0   0   0  Cardinals    
CAREER    14   4.51  472  15  570.2  454  7.16 11.24  34  26  17  34  26 
LG AVG     0   4.36           570.2  427  6.74 12.91  32  32 

3) The White Sox signed P Hideo Nomo to a minor league contract. He will not get an invitation to the major league camp.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 34   22   3.09   33  33  218.1  177  7.30 11.29  16  13   0  18  11  Dodgers      
2004 35  -38   8.25   18  18   84     54  5.79 16.18   4  11   0   3  12  Dodgers      
2005 36  -33   7.24   19  19  100.2   59  5.27 16.09   5   8   0   4   9  Devil Rays   
CAREER   -24   4.21  320 318 1972   1915  8.74 12.32 123 109   0 117 115 
LG AVG     0   4.35          1972   1454  6.64 12.89 111 110 

4) According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Marlins are scouting Devil Rays CF Joey Gathright, while the Devil Rays are interested in Marlins P Scott Olsen.

5) The Yankees sent C Jose Gil and Ps Jorge DePaula, Steven White and Kris Wilson to the minors.

DEPAULA
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 24    4   0.79    4   1   11.1    7  5.56  3.97   0   0   0   0   0  Yankees      
2004 25   -1   5.00    3   1    9      2  2.00 13.00   0   1   0   0   1  Yankees      
2005 26   -3   8.10    3   0    6.2    3  4.05 14.85   0   0   0   0   0  Yankees      
CAREER     0   4.00   10   2   27     12  4.00  9.67   0   1   0   0   1 
LG AVG     0   4.52            27     19  6.24 12.90   2   2 

WILSON
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2001 24   -3   5.19   29  15  109.1   67  5.52 14.08   6   5   1   5   6  Royals       
2002 25   -6   8.20   12   0   18.2   10  4.82 17.36   2   0   0   1   1  Royals       
2003 26   -1   5.33   29   4   72.2   42  5.20 14.12   6   3   0   4   5  Royals       
CAREER    -6   5.32   90  19  235    136  5.21 14.17  14   9   1  11  12 
LG AVG     0   4.56           235    165  6.30 13.02  13  13 

6) The Phillies released Ps Keith Bucktrot and Jared Blasdell.

7) A’s OF Hiram Bocachica will have surgery to repair carpal boss in his right wrist and is expected to miss 2 months.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   27   -4  .045  .091  .136  .000   0.00  .045   0    0    0    6  Tigers       
2004   28   -2  .337  .400  .737  .446   4.21  .244   3    6    5   50  Mariners     
2005   29   -3  .105  .105  .211  .000   0.00  .105   0    0    0    9  A's          
CAR        -19  .271  .364  .635  .338   3.26  .217  13   32   12  231 
LG AVG       0  .337  .432  .769  .500   5.10  .268  15   63    8 
POS AVG      1  .340  .428  .768  .505   5.18  .272  14   59   12 

8) The Cubs voided P Jason Simontacchi’s minor league contract.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2002 28   -2   4.02   24  24  143.1   72  4.52 12.18  11   5   0   8   8  Cardinals    
2003 29  -20   5.56   46  16  126.1   74  5.27 14.18   9   5   1   5   9  Cardinals    
2004 30   -2   5.28   13   0   15.1    3  1.76 14.67   0   0   0   0   0  Cardinals    
CAREER   -24   4.77   83  40  285    149  4.71 13.20  20  10   1  13  17 
LG AVG     0   4.20           285    213  6.71 12.74  16  16 

9) The Rangers sent C Taylor Teagarden to the minors.

10) Devil Rays 2B Luis Rivas has a fractured knuckle on his right index finger and is expected to miss a month.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   23  -23  .308  .381  .689  .337   3.53  .259   8   43   17  135  Twins        
2004   24  -11  .283  .432  .715  .391   4.15  .256  10   34   15  109  Twins        
2005   25   -5  .311  .316  .627  .363   3.63  .257   1   12    4   59  Twins        
CAR        -73  .307  .383  .690  .366   3.80  .262  30  177   78  565 
LG AVG       0  .335  .429  .764  .500   5.04  .268  63  263   34 
POS AVG    -30  .326  .399  .724  .447   4.53  .265  43  215   51 

11) Nationals RF Jose Guillen doesn’t need surgery on his left wrist. The team’s doctor, as well as the Reds doctor, say there is no tendon damage in the wrist.

12) Today’s birthdays–

DOUG BIRD, AGE: 56
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1978 28  -16   5.29   40   6   98.2   48  4.38 13.04   6   6   1   4   8  Royals       
1982 32  -29   5.14   35  33  191     71  3.35 12.39   9  14   0   8  15  Cubs         
1983 33  -19   6.65   22   6   67.2   33  4.39 14.50   1   4   1   1   4  Red Sox      
CAREER   -24   3.99  432 100 1213.2  680  5.04 11.80  73  60  60  67  66 
LG AVG     0   3.73          1213.2  663  4.91 12.25  67  67 

LU BLUE, 1897-1958
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1928   31   19  .400  .455  .855  .586   6.59  .281  14   80   12  154  Browns       
1929   32   29  .422  .429  .852  .629   7.09  .293   6   61   12  151  Browns       
1931   34   32  .430  .399  .829  .644   7.07  .304   1   62   13  155  White Sox    
CAR        120  .402  .401  .803  .555   6.08  .287  44  692  150 1615 
LG AVG       0  .360  .415  .775  .500   5.45  .293  77  809  103 
POS AVG    141  .377  .452  .829  .564   6.29  .305 113  952  106 

DOUG CLARK, AGE: 30
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2005   29   -1  .167  .000  .167  .000   0.00  .000   0    0    0    8  Giants       
CAR         -1  .167  .000  .167  .000   0.00  .000   0    0    0    8 
LG AVG       0  .339  .428  .767  .500   5.07  .268   0    1    0 
POS AVG     -1  .263  .000  .263  .000   0.00  .000   0    0    0 

DEL CRANDALL, AGE: 76
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1950   20  -16  .257  .310  .567  .258   2.56  .220   4   37    0   79  Braves       
1963   33  -21  .251  .251  .502  .156   1.67  .201   3   28    1   86  Braves       
CAR        -67  .312  .404  .716  .448   4.01  .254 179  657   26 1573 
LG AVG       0  .335  .412  .747  .500   4.84  .267 146  651   57 
POS AVG    -95  .323  .387  .710  .432   4.22  .249 149  640   20 

RYAN FRANKLIN, AGE: 33
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 30   20   3.57   32  32  212     99  4.20 11.42  11  13   0  14  10  Mariners     
2004 31  -14   4.90   32  32  200.1  104  4.67 13.25   4  16   0   9  11  Mariners     
2005 32  -17   5.10   32  30  190.2   93  4.39 13.26   8  15   0  10  13  Mariners     
CAREER    -5   4.34  181 106  811.1  427  4.74 12.34  35  50   0  42  43 
LG AVG     0   4.51           811.1  564  6.26 12.89  45  46 

JEFFREY HAMMONDS, AGE: 35
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   32   -1  .329  .424  .753  .484   4.98  .242   4   13    1   46  Brewers/Giants
2004   33   -3  .336  .358  .694  .386   4.21  .211   3    6    1   40  Giants       
2005   34   -2  .286  .250  .536  .303   3.00  .219   0    1    0   13  Nationals    
CAR        -14  .338  .449  .787  .480   5.34  .272 110  423   67  957 
LG AVG       0  .344  .434  .778  .500   5.27  .271  99  416   58 
POS AVG     43  .352  .461  .813  .536   5.77  .277 118  458   70 

BRIAN HUNTER, AGE: 35
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1998   27  -28  .298  .333  .631  .333   3.58  .254   4   36   42  142  Tigers       
1999   28  -39  .280  .301  .581  .254   3.12  .232   4   34   44  139  Tigers/Mariners
2000   29  -19  .342  .308  .650  .278   4.33  .267   1   14   20  104  Rockies/Reds
CAR       -115  .313  .346  .660  .379   4.06  .264  25  241  260 1000 
LG AVG       0  .342  .431  .773  .500   5.20  .271 108  462   70 
POS AVG      8  .345  .425  .771  .502   5.30  .272  97  413  136 

PAUL KONERKO, AGE: 30
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   27  -22  .305  .399  .704  .328   3.34  .234  18   65    0  137  White Sox    
2004   28   14  .359  .535  .894  .567   6.39  .277  41  117    1  155  White Sox    
2005   29   38  .375  .534  .909  .673   7.45  .283  40  100    0  158  White Sox    
CAR         63  .349  .488  .837  .543   5.79  .279 210  692    4 1123 
LG AVG       0  .338  .432  .770  .500   5.12  .270 128  540   68 
POS AVG    101  .360  .471  .831  .570   6.05  .275 178  665   23 

MIKE MACDOUGAL, AGE: 29
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 26    8   4.08   68   0   64     57  8.02 14.63   3   5  27   5   3  Royals       
2004 27   -1   5.56   13   0   11.1   14 11.12 20.65   1   1   1   1   1  Royals       
2005 28    8   3.33   68   0   70.1   72  9.21 12.28   5   6  21   7   4  Royals       
CAREER    15   3.97  158   3  170    160  8.47 13.82  10  14  49  15   9 
LG AVG     0   4.46           170    117  6.19 12.79  10  10 

KENT TEKULVE, AGE: 59
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1978 31   22   2.33   91   0  135     77  5.13 11.47   8   7  31  11   4  Pirates      
1979 32   17   2.75   94   0  134.1   75  5.02 10.72  10   8  31  12   6  Pirates      
1982 35   17   2.87   85   0  128.2   66  4.62 11.33  12   8  20  13   7  Pirates      
1983 36   23   1.64   76   0   99     52  4.73 10.36   7   5  18  10   2  Pirates      
1986 39   17   2.54   73   0  110     57  4.66 10.15  11   5   4  11   5  Phillies     
CAREER   148   2.85 1050   0 1436.1  779  4.88 11.36  94  90 184 116  68 
LG AVG     0   3.66          1436.1  862  5.40 12.10  80  80 

SAM THOMPSON, 1860-1922
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1887   27   75  .416  .571  .987  .763  12.39  .372  11  166   22  127  Wolverines   
1892   32   42  .377  .432  .809  .673   8.24  .305   9  104   28  153  Phillies     
1893   33   68  .424  .530  .954  .723  11.83  .370  11  126   18  131  Phillies     
1894   34   78  .458  .686 1.145  .785  15.29  .407  13  141   24   99  Phillies     
1895   35   85  .430  .654 1.085  .780  13.67  .392  18  165   27  119  Phillies     
CAR        503  .384  .505  .888  .684   9.68  .331 127 1299  229 1407 
LG AVG       0  .341  .373  .714  .500   6.41  .274  47  750  305 
POS AVG    107  .354  .396  .750  .554   7.12  .286  58  792  349 

ELMER VALO, AGE: 85
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1947   26   22  .406  .405  .811  .665   6.75  .300   5   36   11  112  A's          
1951   30   21  .412  .446  .858  .627   7.10  .302   7   55   11  123  A's          
1955   34   32  .460  .484  .944  .761   9.47  .364   3   37    5  112  A's          
CAR        143  .398  .391  .790  .582   6.00  .282  58  601  110 1806 
LG AVG       0  .346  .392  .738  .500   4.87  .267 103  626   51 
POS AVG     59  .352  .417  .768  .536   5.30  .271 126  684   59 

Correction from yesterday–Pokey Reese contacted the Marlins via his agent. He did not report to camp and the team doesn’t know when, or if, it will ever happen.


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