1) Cardinals 1B Albert Pujols will have surgery later in the month, on the plantar fasciitis in his left foot, and is expected to be ready for spring training.
After 49 RCAA/.955 OPS and 101 RCAA/1.106 OPS seasons, Pujols hit .657 SLG, .415 OBA, 1.072 OPS, 75 RCAA in 154 games. He has a 1.037 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and 281 RCAA in 629 games.
2) Cardinals P Jason Isringhausen will have surgery on November 15, to repair a torn labrum in his left hip, and is expected to be ready for spring training.
After 2.48 ERA/10 RSAA and 2.36 ERA/8 RSAA seasons, Isringhausen had a 2.87 ERA/11 RSAA in 74 games. He has a 3.72 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.36, and 30 RSAA in 385 games.
3) According to the Denver Post, several teams are interested in Rockies P Shawn Chacon. The paper also reports the Rockies are interested in Yankees CF Kenny Lofton, but the Yankees would rather trade him to the Phillies or Cubs, which could enable them to neither pay any of Lofton’s salary nor take another contract in exchange for him.
4) The Marlins named Mark Wiley pitching coach and Harry Hunlop bullpen coach.
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