Around the Majors: Rolen has surgery

1) Yesterday’s scores–

AL
Devil Rays 3, Royals 2
Whitesox 5, Orioles 3
Indians 6 BlueJays 4
Rangers 9, Twins 6 (11)
Yankees 9, A’s 4
Mariners 14, Redsox 7
Angels at Tigers–PPD

NL
Mets 2, Cardinals 0
Phillies 12, Reds 2
Brewers 4, Pirates 3
Cubs 6, Nationals 3
Giants 4, Astros 2
Rockies 18, Diamondbacks 3
Padres 3, Marlins 2
Dodgers 7, Braves 4

2) Standings–

AL EAST        WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Orioles         22   13  .629   -     13-9    9-4   16-06 05-05 01-02 LOST 2
Redsox          21   14  .600   1     11-5   10-9   11-10 03-01 07-03 LOST 1
BlueJays        19   17  .528   3 1/2  8-9   11-8   12-10 03-04 04-03 LOST 1
Yankees         17   19  .472   5 1/2 12-11   5-8   09-14 00-00 08-05 WON  6
Devil Rays      14   23  .378   9     12-12   2-11  08-16 03-05 03-02 WON  1

AL CENTRAL     WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Whitesox       27    9  .750   -     13-3   14-6   06-02 18-04 03-03 WON  3
Twins           20   14  .588   6      9-6   11-8   04-02 12-09 04-03 LOST 2
Tigers          16   17  .485   9 1/2  6-8   10-9   02-04 10-11 04-02 WON  1
Indians         15   19  .441  11      4-8   11-11  01-00 09-13 05-06 WON  2
Royals           9   27  .250  18      3-13   6-14  02-06 05-17 02-04 LOST 1

AL WEST        WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Angels          19   15  .559   -     10-9    9-6   02-01 06-08 11-06 LOST 1
Rangers         19   17  .528   1      9-12  10-5   06-06 04-03 09-08 WON  1
A's             14   21  .400   5 1/2  7-9    7-12  05-11 02-01 07-09 LOST 6
Mariners        14   21  .400   5 1/2  5-10   9-11  02-05 06-06 06-10 WON  1

NL EAST        WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Braves          21   14  .600   -     13-5    8-9   13-09 07-02 01-03 LOST 2
Marlins         19   13  .594     1/2 12-8    7-5   12-09 04-02 03-02 LOST 1
Mets            19   17  .528   2 1/2 12-5    7-12  12-11 07-06 00-00 WON  1
Nationals       18   17  .514   3      7-7   11-10  10-12 00-01 08-04 LOST 3
Phillies        16   21  .432   6      7-8    9-13  09-15 06-05 01-01 WON  1

NL CENTRAL     WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Cardinals       22   13  .629   -     12-9   10-4   02-05 16-04 04-04 LOST 1
Brewers         18   16  .529   3 1/2 11-9    7-7   03-03 13-10 02-03 WON  3
Cubs            16   18  .471   5 1/2  9-8    7-10  04-03 10-11 02-04 WON  3
Pirates         15   19  .441   6 1/2  3-10  12-9   00-00 08-12 07-07 LOST 1
Reds            13   22  .371   9      9-10   4-12  05-03 06-15 02-04 LOST 1
Astros          12   23  .343  10     10-7    2-16  02-10 10-11 00-02 LOST 4

NL WEST        WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Dodgers         21   14  .600   -     10-5   11-9   02-02 05-04 14-08 WON  1
Diamondbacks    21   16  .568   1     14-8    7-8   02-04 03-04 16-08 LOST 1
Padres          20   16  .556   1 1/2 11-4    9-12  01-00 09-05 10-11 WON  2
Giants          18   17  .514   3     10-10   8-7   01-02 07-04 10-11 WON  2
Rockies         10   23  .303  10      8-8    2-15  04-05 00-00 06-18 WON  1

3) Today’s schedule–

AL
BlueJays (Gustavo Chacin, 3.13) at Indians (Kevin Millwood, 3.38), 1:05
Angels (Bartolo Colon, 2.83, and Jarrod Washburn, 4.07) at Tigers (Jeremy Bonderman, 3.47, and Mike Maroth, 3.83), DH, 1:05 and 4:30
Orioles (Daniel Cabrera, 4.50) at Whitesox (Freddy Garcia, 3.21), 7:05
Rangers (Kenny Rogers, 1.79) at Twins (Carlos Silva, 3.50), 7:10
Devil Rays (Hideo Nomo, 6.56) at Royals (Runelvys Hernandez, 4.87), 7:10
Yankees (Kevin Brown, 6.39) at A’s (Joe Blanton, 3.22), 9:05
Redsox (Wade Miller, 3.60) at Mariners (Ryan Franklin, 4.50), 10:05

NL
Cardinals (Mark Mulder, 2.70) at Mets (Pedro Martinez, 3.06), 1:10
Cubs (Carlos Zambrano, 3.61) at Nationals (Livan Hernandez, 4.02), 7:05
Reds (Aaron Harang, 3.45) at Phillies (Randy Wolf, 5.44), 7:05
Brewers (Victor Santos, 3.05) at Pirates (Mark Redman, 2.91), 7:05
Giants (Brett Tomko, 4.15) at Astros (Roger Clemens, 1.10), 7:05
Diamondbacks (Brandon Webb, 3.30) at Rockies (Jamey Wright, 6.37), 8:05
Marlins (Al Leiter, 6.67) at Padres (Jake Peavy, 2.76), 10:05
Braves (Mike Hampton, 2.05) at Dodgers (Odalis Perez, 4.50), 10:10

4) Yesterday’s HR–

Troy Glaus–#11
Cliff Floyd–#9 & #10
Milton Bradley–#9 & #10
Richie Sexson–#10
Clint Barmes–#6 & #7
Aramis Ramirez–#7
Jason Bay–#7
Gary Sheffield–#6
Miguel Cabrera–#6
Trot Nixon–#5
Raul Ibanez–#5
Michael Young–#5
Richard Hidalgo–#5
Adam LaRoche–#5
Adrian Beltre–#4
Alex Gonzalez (Devil Rays)–#3
Ryan Ludwick–#3
Todd Pratt–#2
Jason Ellison–#2
Mark Bellhorn–#1
Alex Rios–#1
Garrett Atkins–#1

5) HR leaders–

AL
1) Alex Rodriguez–11
T2) Alfonso Soriano–10
T2) Miguel Tejada–10
T2) Brian Roberts–10
T2) Richie Sexson–10*
T6) Paul Konerko–9
T6) David Ortiz–9
T6) Mike Sweeney–9
T6) Tino Martinez–9
T10) Manny Ramirez–8
T10) Mark Teixeira–8

NL
1) Troy Glaus–11*
T2) Derrek Lee–10
T2) Adam Dunn–10
T2) Cliff Floyd–10**
T2) Milton Bradley–10**
T6) Albert Pujols–9
T6) Reggie Sanders–9
T6) Ryan Klesko–9
T9) Bobby Abreu–8
T9) Jose Guillen–8
T9) Jeff Kent–8
T9) Corey Patterson–8

**–hit 2 yesterday
*–hit 1 yesterday

6) Rockies SS Clint Barmes hit 2 HR and had a 2B.

Barmes has 12 RCAA/.956 OPS in 65 career games, including a .652 SLG, .445 OBA, 1.097 OPS, 16 RCAA in 33 games in 2005.

7) Dodgers CF Milton Bradley hit 2 HR.

After 34 RCAA/.923 OPS and 3 RCAA/.786 OPS seasons, Bradley is hitting .596 SLG, .366 OBA, .961 OPS, 11 RCAA in his first 34 games. He has a .757 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and 7 RCAA in 516 games.

8) Mets LF Cliff Floyd hit 2 HR.

After 20 RCAA/.894 OPS and 6 RCAA/.814 OPS seasons, Floyd is hitting .634 SLG, .395 OBA, 1.029 OPS, 13 RCAA in his first 30 games. He has a .859 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and 171 RCAA in 1206 games.


1) The Tigers placed RF Bobby Higginson on the 15 day DL, retroactive to May 6, and called up P Doug Creek.

Higginson has bone spurs and chips in his right elbow. Doctors say he needs surgery. First, he wants a second opinion.

After -13 RCAA/.689 OPS and -1 RCAA/.742 OPS seasons, Higginson is off to a .077 SLG, .111 OBA, .188 OPS, -4 RCAA start (2 for 26, with a BB) in his first 10 games. He has a .813 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and 113 RCAA in 1362 games.

Creek, who hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2003, has a 5.19 ERA/-21 RSAA in 259 career games.

2) The Cardinals activated P Jason Isringhausen from the DL, called up P Gabe White and sent P Kevin Jarvis to the minors.

After 2.36 ERA/8 RSAA and 2.87 ERA/11 RSAA seasons, Isringhausen is off to a 1.08 ERA/3 RSAA start in his first 10 games. He has a 3.69 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.36, and 33 RSAA in 395 games.

After 2.98 ERA/9 RSAA and 4.05 ERA/1 RSAA seasons, White had a 6.94 ERA/-19 RSAA in 64 games with the Yankees and Reds. He hasn’t made his 2005 debut yet and White has a 4.55 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.36, and 12 RSAA in 466 games.

Jarvis was removed from the 40 man roster. He has a 5.97 ERA/-130 RSAA in 178 career games, including a 13.50 ERA/-3 RSAA in 4 games in 2005.

3) The Indians activated OF Jody Gerut from the DL and sent him to the minors.

After starting his career with 12 RCAA/.830 OPS and -5 RCAA/.739 OPS seasons, Gerut has been on the DL all season. He has a .784 career OPS, compared to his league average of .768, and 7 RCAA in 261 games.

4) A MRI on Nationals 2B Jose Vidro showed he has a partially torn tendon on the outside of his left ankle and is expected to be out for at least another 3 weeks.

Vidro was placed on the DL on Monday.

5) The Rockies placed P Chin-hui Tsao on the 15 day DL and called up P Blaine Neal.

Tsao has shoulder inflammation. He has a 5.80 ERA/-7 RSAA in 29 career games, including a 6.55 ERA/-2 RSAA in 10 games in 2005.

Neal had just been claimed off waivers from the Redsox. After 8.14 ERA/-10 RSAA and 4.07 ERA/0 RSAA seasons, Neal is off to a 9.00 ERA/-4 RSAA start in his first 8 games. He has a 4.94 ERA, compared to his league average of 4.25, and -11 RSAA in 102 games.

6) The Cubs called up INF Mike Fontenot and sent P Sergio Mitre to the minors.

Fontenot is 0 for 2, with 2 BB, in his first 5 career games.

Mitre has a 6.86 ERA/-16 RSAA in 15 career games and still hasn’t made his 2005 debut yet.

7) The Pirates added newly acquired OF Michael Restovich to the roster and sent OF Ray Sadler to the minors.

Restovich has -1 RCAA/.806 OPS in 75 career games, including a .452 SLG, .353 OBA, .805 OPS, -2 RCAA in 14 games with the 2005 Rockies.

Sadler was 2 for 8, with a HR, in his first 3 career games.

8) Redsox 1B David McCarty became a free agent after he cleared waivers.

McCarty had been removed from the 25 and 40 man rosters when he was designated for assignment on May 2. Then, he refused an assignment to the minors.

9) The Dodgers sent 3B Norihiro Nakamura to the minors, after he cleared waivers.

Nakamura was removed from the 25 and 40 man rosters when he was designated for assignment on Sunday.

10) The Pirates sent INF Alfredo Amezaga to the minors, after he cleared waivers.

Amezaga was removed from the 25 and 40 man rosters when he was designated for assignment on May 5.

11) Pirates SS Jack Wilson was scratched from yesterday’s lineup, due to a stomach virus.

After -27 RCAA/.656 OPS and 6 RCAA/.794 OPS seasons, Wilson is off to a .256 SLG, .219 OBA, .475 OPS, -13 RCAA start in his first 31 games. He has a .664 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and -97 RCAA in 593 games.

12) Royals 1B Ken Harvey had to leave yesterday’s game, due to tightness in his lower back.

After -23 RCAA/.721 OPS and -1 RCAA/.759 OPS seasons, Harvey is off to a .341 SLG, .273 OBA, .614 OPS, -1 RCAA start in his first 11 games. He has a .733 career OPS, compared to his league average of .766, and -27 RCAA in 270 games.

13) According to the Baltimore Sun, there is speculation the Orioles are interested in Mets RF Mike Cameron.

After 3 RCAA/.782 OPS and 2 RCAA/.798 OPS seasons, Cameron is off to a .792 SLG, .548 OBA, 1.340 OPS, 9 RCAA start in his first 7 games. He has a .783 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and 52 RCAA in 1199 games.

14) Diamondbacks 3B Troy Glaus has a strained tendon behind his left knee. He’ll have a cortisone shot after today’s game and then will be out of tomorrow’s lineup.

The team is off on Monday, so they are timing it to give him the two days of rest. After 8 RCAA/.807 OPS and 9 RCAA/.930 OPS seasons, Glaus is hitting .649 SLG, .390 OBA, 1.038 OPS, 16 RCAA in his first 35 games. He has a .862 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and 105 RCAA in 862 games.

15) Whitesox P Mark Buehrle’s line–8 IP, 5 H, 3 R/ER, 1 BB, 5 SO.

After 4.14 ERA/8 RSAA and 3.89 ERA/29 RSAA season, Buehrle is off to a 3.73 ERA/6 RSAA start in his first 8 starts. He has a 3.75 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.54, and 108 RSAA in 172 games.

16) BlueJays P Ted Lilly took a pounding–1 2/3 IP, 3 H, 5 R/ER, 5 BB, 1 SO.

After 4.34 ERA/-2 RSAA and 4.06 ERA/19 RSAA seasons, Lilly is off to a 10.41 ERA/-18 RSAA start in his first 7 starts. He has a 4.74 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.54, and -12 RSAA in 135 games.

17) Devil Rays P Doug Waechter’s line–7 1/3 IP, 4 H, 2 R/ER, 3 BB, 3 SO.

Waechter has a 5.40 ERA/-14 RSAA in 27 career games, including a 5.67 ERA/-6 RSAA in 5 starts (7 games) in 2005.

18) Royals P D.J. Carrasco’s line–6 IP, 5 H, 2 R/ER, 2 BB, 2 SO.

After starting his career with 4.82 ERA/3 RSAA and 4.84 ERA/-2 RSAA seasons, Carrasco was making his 2005 debut by starting today. He has a 4.73 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.55, and 2 RSAA in 81 games.

19) Rangers RF Richard Hidalgo had 3 hits, including a 2B and a HR.

After 36 RCAA/.957 OPS and -20 RCAA/.745 OPS seasons, Hidalgo is off to a .358 SLG, .259 OBA, .617 OPS, -7 RCAA start in his first 28 games. He has a .840 career OPS, compared to his league average of .778, and 44 RCAA in 927 games.

20) Rangers P Ryan Drese took a pounding–3 2/3 IP, 9 H, 6 R/ER, 2 BB, 1 SO.

After a 4.20 ERA/21 RSAA season, Drese is off to a 6.14 ERA/-7 RSAA start in his first 8 starts. He has a 5.28 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.53, and -22 RSAA in 88 games.


1) Cardinals 3B Scott Rolen had arthroscopic surgery to repair a small tear in his labrum and is expected to be out 4-6 weeks.

Rolen had been placed on the DL on Thursday.

2) Yankees P Mike Mussina’s line–7 IP, 6 H, 2 R/ER, 1 BB, 9 SO.

After 3.40 ERA/23 RSAA and 4.59 ERA/3 RSAA seasons, Mussina is off to a 3.46 ERA/4 RSAA start in his first 8 starts. He has a 3.59 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.59, and 295 RSAA in 421 games.

3) A’s P Rich Harden took a pounding–3 1/3 IP, 4 H, 5 R/ER, 1 BB, 4 SO. He also had to leave the game, due to an undisclosed injury.

After starting his career with 4.46 ERA/-2 RSAA and 3.99 ERA/14 RSAA seasons, Harden is off to a 2.80 ERA/8 RSAA start in his first 7 starts. He has a 3.93 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.57, and 20 RSAA in 53 games.

4) Redsox DH David Ortiz reached base safely 4 times–1 H, 3 BB.

After 33 RCAA/.961 OPS and 46 RCAA/.983 OPS seasons, Ortiz is hitting .586 SLG, .364 OBA, .951 OPS, 9 RCAA in his first 35 games. He has a .880 career OPS, compared to his league average of .769, and 102 RCAA in 768 games.

5) Redsox P Jeremi Gonzalez took a pounding–3 1/3 IP, 9 H, 7 R/ER, 2 BB, 1 SO.

Gonzalez has a 4.78 ERA/-18 RSAA in 82 career games, including a 7.71 ERA-5 RSAA in 3 starts in 2004.

6) Mariners P Joel Pineiro took a pounding–3 2/3 IP, 8 H, 6 R/ER, 4 BB, 0 SO.

After 3.78 ERA/15 RSAA and 4.67 ERA/-7 RSAA seasons, Pineiro is off to a 6.52 ERA/-11 RSAA start in his first 6 starts. He has a 3.83 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.53, and 32 RSAA in 121 games.

7) Rockies LF Matt Holliday had 4 hits, including 2 2B.

Holliday has -10 RCAA/.811 OPS in 151 career games, including a .396 SLG, .319 OBA, .716 OPS, -6 RCAA in 30 games in 2005.

8) Diamondbacks P Brad Halsey took a pounding–4 2/3 IP, 8 H, 8 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 4 SO.

Halsey has a 4.94 ERA/-4 RSAA in 16 career games, including a 3.88 ERA/3 RSAA in 7 starts (8 games) in 2005.

9) Giants P Kirk Rueter’s line–7 IP, 6 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 0 SO.

After 4.53 ERA/-4 RSAA and 4.73 ERA/-6 RSAA seasons, Rueter is off to a 4.05 ERA/2 RSAA start in his first 8 starts. He has a 4.17 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.31, and -7 RSAA in 328 games.

10) Astros P Ezequiel Astacio’s line–5 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO.

Astacio has a 7.31 ERA/-5 RSAA in his first 3 career starts.

11) Braves P Horacio Ramirez’s line–7 IP, 7 H, 2 R/ER, 1 BB, 2 SO.

Ramirez has a 3.58 ERA/19 RSAA in 45 career games, including a 3.47 ERA/3 RSAA in 6 starts in 2005.

12) Cardinals P Jason Marquis’s line–7 IP, 3 H, 2 R/ER, 1 BB, 2 SO.

After 5.53 ERA/-6 RSAA and 3.71 ERA/10 RSAA seasons, Marquis is off to a 3.17 ERA/6 RSAA start in his first 8 starts. He has a 4.06 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.30, and 11 RSAA in 136 games.

13) Mets P Tom Glavine (7 IP, 4 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 3 SO) combined with Roberto Hernandez and Braden Looper for a shutout against the Cardinals.

After 4.52 ERA/-6 RSAA and 3.60 ERA/16 RSAA seasons, Glavine is off to a 5.77 ERA/-7 RSAA start in his first 8 starts. He has a 3.47 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.09, and 287 RSAA in 578 games.

14) Phillies C Todd Pratt reached base safely all 5 times up–4 H (1 2B, 1 HR), 1 BB.

After 7 RCAA/.864 OPS and -4 RCAA/.719 OPS seasons, Pratt is hitting .517 SLG, .344 OBA, .861 OPS, 1 RCAA in his first 11 games. He has a .759 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and 2 RCAA in 551 games.

15) Reds P Eric Milton took a pounding–4 1/3 IP, 8 H, 8 R/ER, 3 BB, 2 SO.

After a 4.75 ERA/-9 RSAA season, Milton is off to a 7.21 ERA/-16 RSAA start in his first 8 starts. He has a 4.84 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.61, and -18 RSAA in 208 games.

16) Phillies P Brett Myers’s line–7 IP, 5 H, 2 R/ER, 3 BB, 8 SO.

After 4.43 ERA/-8 RSAA and 5.52 ERA/-23 RSAA seasons, Myers is off to a 1.63 ERA/17 RSAA start in his first 8 starts. He has a 4.48 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.27, and -18 RSAA in 84 games.

17) Brewers 3B Russell Branyan walked all 4 times up.

After -1 RCAA/.759 OPS and 3 RCAA/.849 OPS seasons, Branyan is hitting .542 SLG, .398 OBA, .939 OPS, 6 RCAA in his first 26 games. He has a .805 career OPS, compared to his league average of .771, and 10 RCAA in 477 games.

18) Brewers P Chris Capuano’s line–8 IP, 7 H, 3 R/ER, 3 BB, 6 SO.

Capuano has a 4.61 ERA/-2 RSAA in 34 career games, including a 3.93 ERA/3 RSAA in 8 starts in 2005.

19) Padres P Adam Eaton’s line–7 IP, 6 H, 1 R/ER, 1 BB, 2 SO.

After 4.08 ERA/-4 RSAA and 4.61 ERA/-14 RSAA seasons, Eaton is off to a 3.42 ERA/3 RSAA start in his first 8 starts. He has a 4.29 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.37, and -25 RSAA in 117 games.

20) Nationals P Esteban Loaiza’s line–7 IP, 6 H, 2 R/ER, 3 BB, 2 SO.

After 2.90 ERA/39 RSAA and 5.70 ERA/-18 RSAA seasons, Loaiza is off to a 3.54 ERA/3 RSAA start in his first 8 starts. He has a 4.67 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.50, and -8 RSAA in 308 games.


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