MLB Daily Update: 05/09/2008

Scores, rumors, and the USA doesn’t want Roger Clemens. Plus another veteran could be cut loose – and this one hurts a little.

Scores
American League
NYA 6 CLE 3
TB 8 TOR 3
CHA 6 MIN 2
BOS 5 DET 1
BAL 4 KC 1
TEX 5 SEA 0

National League
ATL 5 SD 4
FLA 7 MIL 2
WAS 8 HOU 3
PIT 5 SF 4
ARI 8 PHI 3
COL 9 STL 3

Transactions
Atlanta Braves
Omar Infante removed from the DL; Brayan Pena placed on the DL (15-day, back strain).
Baltimore Orioles
Freddie Bynum removed from the DL; Eider Torres sent to the minors.
Minnesota Twins
Kevin Slowey removed from the DL.
Oakland Athletics
Dallas Braden sent to the minors.
Philadelphia Phillies
Stephen Randolph traded from Houston for a player to be named; Jimmy Rollins sent to the minors for rehabilitation.
Pittsburgh Pirates
Jason Michaels traded from Cleveland with cash for a player to be named.
San Diego Padres
Kevin Cameron placed on the DL (15-day, right elbow sprain); Shawn Estes purchased from the minors.
Tampa Bay Rays
Ben Zobrist sent to the minors for rehabilitation.
Texas Rangers
Jason Botts outrighted to the minors; Ben Broussard designated for assignment; Kason Gabbard removed from the DL; Travis Metcalf removed from the DL; A.J. Murray sent to the minors.
Toronto Blue Jays
David Eckstein placed on the DL (15-day, strained right hip flexor); Joe Inglett called up from the minors; John McDonald placed on the DL (15-day, sprained right ankle).

Yesterday’s Rumors from MLB Trade Rumors
– Brandon Webb and the D’Backs are close to an extension which will keep there ace in Arizona past 2010.
– The Rockies asked the Cardinals about Anthony Reyes while they were in Colorado. His name has been thrown in with Josh Fogg and Julian Tavarez.
– Team USA is going to pass on Roger Clemens and the drama he brings.
– Mark Mulder will be shut down for 7-10 with a rotator cuff strain on his latest comeback attempt.
– The Pirates acquired Jason Michaels from the Indians for a PTBNL and the Phillies acquired Stephen Randolph from the Astros for a PTBNL.
– The Brewers placed Derrick Turnbow on waivers; he’ll either go to Triple A or declare for free agency (and lose the money that is owed to him).
– As previously rumored, Ben Broussard has been DFA.
– The Padres could release slumping OF Jim Edmonds. It’d be sad to see after all the great years he’s had.

Around the Web
Injury Report
BA Prospect Blog
All Star Voting
A touching Pujols Award nominee.
Top 20 Draft Prospects.

Today’s Matchups
Arizona Diamondbacks at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 PM
(R) Dan Haren (4-1) vs. (L) Ted Lilly (2-4)
Atlanta Braves at Pittsburgh Pirates, 7:05 PM
(L) Tom Glavine (0-1) vs. (R) Ian Snell (2-2)
Cincinnati Reds at New York Mets, 7:10 PM
(R) Matt Belisle (1-2) vs. (R) Mike Pelfrey (2-2)
Florida Marlins at Washington Nationals, 7:35 PM
(R) Ricky Nolasco (1-3) vs. (R) Tim Redding (4-2)
St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers, 8:05 PM
(R) Todd Wellemeyer (3-1) vs. (L) Manny Parra (1-2)
Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres, 10:05 PM
(R) Aaron Cook (5-1) vs. (R) Jake Peavy (4-1)
Philadelphia Phillies at San Francisco Giants, 10:15 PM
(L) Cole Hamels (3-3) vs. (L) Pat Misch (0-0)
Houston Astros at Los Angeles Dodgers, 10:40 PM
(R) Brian Moehler (0-0) vs. (R) Derek Lowe (2-2)

New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers, 7:05 PM
(L) Kei Igawa (0-0) vs. (L) Kenny Rogers (2-3)
Toronto Blue Jays at Cleveland Indians, 7:05 PM
(R) Roy Halladay (3-4) vs. (L) C.C. Sabathia (1-5)
LA Angels of Anaheim at Tampa Bay Rays, 7:10 PM
(R) Jon Garland (4-3) vs. (R) James Shields (3-2)
Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers, 8:05 PM
(L) Greg Smith (2-1) vs. (R) Scott Feldman (0-1)
Boston Red Sox at Minnesota Twins, 8:10 PM
(L) Jon Lester (2-2) vs. (R) Boof Bonser (2-4)
Baltimore Orioles at Kansas City Royals, 8:10 PM
(R) Steve Trachsel (1-4) vs. (R) Gil Meche (2-4)
Chicago White Sox at Seattle Mariners, 10:10 PM
(R) Jose Contreras (2-3) vs. (R) Carlos Silva (3-1)

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