The Milwaukee Brewers will bring ace right-hander Ben Sheets off the disabled list Wednesday to start against the Chicago Cubs. Sheets, on the DL since July 16 with a sprained middle finger on his right hand and bothered by blisters, threw in the outfield before Tuesday’s 5-3 loss to the Cubs. “He was fine,” said
Shuffling their rotation to line up John Smoltz to pitch against the New York Mets this weekend didn’t work out too well for the Atlanta Braves. After Smoltz fell behind early and the Braves rallied on Chipper Jones’ two-run homer, Alejandro De Aza’s 11th-inning sacrifice fly gave the Florida Marlins a 4-3 victory over Atlanta
After winning 247 games in the major leagues, Mike Mussina lost his spot in the New York Yankees’ rotation Tuesday. Following three terrible starts in a row, the 38-year-old right-hander was told by manager Joe Torre that he’ll be passed over for his next scheduled start Saturday against Tampa Bay. “He was disappointed, naturally.
Watching Joe Borowski work the ninth inning is riveting theater. Unless you’re an Indians fan. “Pretty much everything than can happen has happened,” Borowski said following his latest circus-like save. Borowski worked out of another late mess for Jake Westbrook, rookie Asdrubal Cabrera drove in the go-ahead run and Cleveland extended its lead in the
After winning 247 games in the major leagues, Mike Mussina is in danger of losing his job. With the 38-year-old right-hander pitching poorly and sounding despondent, the New York Yankees are considering pulling Mussina from the rotation in the middle of a pennant race. Yankees manager Joe Torre said Tuesday he wouldn’t make a decision
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig met for the first time with city and county leaders Tuesday, hoping his influence will help the Florida Marlins’ perpetual quest for a new ballpark. Selig said he came away from the meetings satisfied the local officials want a new home for their baseball team. “It was clear to me that
Pedro Martinez could rejoin the New York Mets’ rotation in September after making at least one minor rehab start in the minor leagues. Mets general manager Omar Minaya said before Tuesday’s game against the Phillies he was hopeful that if all goes well, Martinez could start during the final two weeks of the regular season.
Alfonso Soriano returned to the Chicago Cubs’ lineup Tuesday night, hoping to give the first-place team a boost in the final five weeks of the pennant race. “I think the team needs me and I need the team, too,” Soriano said after he was activated from the 15-day disabled list. “I want to play. We
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig met for the first time with city and county leaders Tuesday, hoping his influence will help the Florida Marlins’ floundering bid for a new ballpark. Selig said he came away from the meetings satisfied the local officials want a new home for their baseball team. “It was clear to me that
The Milwaukee Brewers put right-hander Claudio Vargas on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a strained lower back and were considering activating Ben Sheets. Sheets, on the DL since July 16 with a sprained middle finger on his right hand, was to test his injury before Tuesday’s game against the Cubs.
Confetti fell and euphoria reigned as manager Ozzie Guillen and his team paraded through the streets after the Chicago White Sox won the World Series for the first time in 88 years. That day less than two years ago seems so long ago now. In a stunning and swift collapse, the White Sox have plummeted
This is not the way Craig Biggio wanted his final season to end. Still, when manager Phil Garner and general manager Tim Purpura were fired, it pretty much told the story of what has happened to the Houston Astros. Owner Drayton McLane fired Garner and Purpura on Monday, saying the franchise “needed a fresh start”