MLB Daily Update 05/08/2008

Big scores, homers, a cycle, small moves, and no Pie for San Diego.

Scores
American League
CLE 3 NYA 0
TOR 6 TB 2
MIN 13 CHA 1
DET 10 BOS 9
KC 9 LAA 4
OAK 6 BAL 5
TEX 2 SEA 0

National League
ATL 5 SD 2
FLA 6 MIL 2
CIN 9 CHN 0
HOU 4 WAS 3
PIT 3 SF 1
PHI 5 ARI 4
COL 4 STL 3
NYN 12 LAN 1

Transactions
Arizona Diamondbacks
Chad Tracy sent to minors for rehabilitation.
Boston Red Sox
Alex Cora sent to the minors.
Colorado Rockies
Alberto Arias purchased from the minors; Aaron Fultz signed to a minor league contract; Josh Newman sent to the minors.
Minnesota Twins
Scott Baker placed on the DL (15-day, reaggravated strained right groin); Kevin Slowey removed from the DL.
San Francisco Giants
Brad Hennessey sent to the minors; Billy Sadler called up from the minors.
Toronto Blue Jays
Adam Lind sent to the minors; Jorge Velandia purchased from the minors.

Yesterday’s Rumors from MLB Trade Rumors
– Any hope for a Khalil Greene for Felix Pie deal were shot down.
– The Rangers could release struggling 1B Ben Broussard when Marlon Byrd comes off the DL next week.
– Scott Boras is already pushing Oliver Perez for the free agent market after the season; I don’t know about the Johan comparison.
– The Royals discuss their options with pick #3 in the draft.
– Reds trade candidates not name Griffey or Dunn: Paul Bako, Scott Hatteberg, David Weathers, Jerremy Affeldt, Kent Mercker.
– Expect the Marlins to make some moves before next season – their better players reach arbitration after this season.
– If the Rockies become sellers, look for them to move Garrett Atkins.
– Jason Botts cleared waivers.
– Expect extension talks between the Pirates and Daniel’s man-crush Nate McLouth.
– Freddy Garcia could throw off the mound in a week.
– Suitors for free agent to be Mark Teixeira: Yankees, Mets, Red Sox, Orioles, Mariners, Braves, and Giants. It’ll be fun to watch who over-pays.

Around the Web
Injury Report
BA Prospect Blog
All Star Voting
Carlos Gomez hits for the cycle.
Joey Votto hits 3 homers.

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