Around the Majors: Yankees take 2-0 lead; Cardinals take 1-0 lead

1) Yesterday’s scores–

Yankees 3, Redsox 1 (Yankees lead the series, 2-0)
Cardinals 10, Astros 7 (Cardinals lead the series, 1-0)

2) Today’s schedule–

Astros (Peter Munro, 5.15) at Cardinals (Matt Morris, 4.72), 8:15

3) Yesterday’s HRs–

John Olerud
Carlos Beltran
Jeff Kent
Lance Berkman
Mike Lamb
Albert Pujols

4) Redsox P Curt Schilling’s right ankle injury may be a season ender.

5) Angels 2B Adam Kennedy will have reconstructive surgery on his right knee and is expected to be ready any time between the middle of April and August 2005.

After 14 RCAA/.795 OPS and 4 RCAA/.743 OPS seasons, Kennedy hit .406 SLG, .351 OBA, .757 OPS, -1 RCAA in 144 games. He has a .734 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and -34 RCAA in 757 games.

6) Orioles P Jason Grimsley had Tommy John surgery.

After 3.91 ERA/11 RSAA and 5.16 ERA/0 RSAA seasons, Grimsley had a 3.86 ERA/5 RSAA in 73 games (first 32 with the Royals). He has a 4.74 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.57, and -5 RSAA in 511 games.

7) The Devil Rays released OF Midre Cummings.

In his first time in the majors since 2001, Cummings hit .463 SLG, .361 OBA, .824 OPS, 3 RCAA in 22 games. He has a .704 career OPS, compared to his league average of .772, and -30 RCAA in 458 games.

8) The Mariners removed INF Mickey Lopez, OFs Hiram Bocachica and OF B.J. Garbe and P Jeff Heaverlo from the 40 man roster. Bocachica became a free agent when he refused his assignment to the minors.

Lopez was 1 for 4, with a BB, in his first 6 career games.

Bocachica has -2 RCAA/.654 OPS in 222 career games, including a .400 SLG, .337 OBA, .737 OPS, -2 RCAA in 50 games in 2004.

9) The Reds added Ps Todd Coffey and Brian Shackelford to the 40 man roster.

10) The Phillies removed 1B-C Shawn Wooten, C A.J. Hinch and P Brian Powell from the 40 man roster.

After 1 RCAA/.773 OPS and -11 RCAA/.653 OPS seasons, Wooten had a .226 SLG, .228 OBA, .454 OPS, -7 RCAA in 33 games. He has a .713 career OPS, compared to his league average of .764, and -14 RCAA in 266 games.

Hinch has -58 RCAA/.636 OPS in 350 career games, including 2 for 11, with a 2B and -1 RCAA, in 4 games in 2004.

Powell has a 5.94 ERA/-35 RSAA in 59 career games, including a 5.03 ERA/-3 RSAA in 17 games (2 starts) in 2004.

11) The Brewers announced that P Chris Saenz had Tommy John surgery last month.

12) During surgery on a torn ulnar collateral ligament, it was discovered that Redsox P Scott Williamson also needs Tommy John surgery. It will be his 2nd Tommy John surgery.

13) The Mets fired coaches Don Baylor (hitting), Matt Galante (3B) and Gary Pettis (1B-OF) and moved bench coach Bobby Floyd to another job within the organization. Baylor is still a candidate for their vacant managerial position.

14) The Cubs removed OFs Nic Jackson and Calvin Murray and C Mike DiFelice from the 40 man roster and added Ps John Koronka and Will Ohman to the 40 man roster. Murray and DiFelice became free agents when they refused their assignments to the minors.

Murray has -23 RCAA/.648 OPS in 288 career games, including 1 for 5, with a BB and -1 RCAA, in 11 games in 2004.

After -6 RCAA/.660 OPS and -11 RCAA/.696 OPS seasons, DiFelice had a .200 SLG, .214 OBA, .414 OPS, -4 RCAA in 17 games (first 13 with the Tigers). He has a .651 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and -87 RCAA in 501 games.

Ohman had a 7.80 ERA/-6 RSAA in 17 games with the 2000-01 Cubs.

15) The Indians added P Scott Sauerbeck to the 40 man roster.

Sauerbeck missed the entire 2004 season, due to shoulder surgery. He has a 3.71 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.42, and 26 RSAA in 367 games.

16) The BlueJays removed INFs Howie Clark and Jorge Sequea, C Bobby Estalella and Ps Bob File, Sean Douglass and Mike Nakamura from the 40 man roster. Estalella became a free agent when he refused his assignment to the minors.

Clark has -8 RCAA/.721 OPS in 92 career games, including a .348 SLG, .292 OBA, .640 OPS, -8 RCAA in a career high 40 games in 2004.

Estalella has -20 RCAA/.755 OPS in 310 career games, including a .407 SLG, .290 OBA, .698 OPS, -2 RCAA in 12 games in 2004 (first 7 with the Diamondbacks).

File has a 4.20 ERA/8 RSAA in 89 career games, including a 4.81 ERA/0 RSAA in 24 games in 2004.

Douglass has a 6.51 ERA/-27 RSAA in 36 career games, including a 6.28 ERA/-6 RSAA in 14 games (3 starts) in 2004.

Nakamura has a 7.51 ERA/-11 RSAA in 31 career games, including a 7.36 ERA/-7 RSAA in 19 games in 2004.


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