MLB Daily Update: 05/14/2008

Gary Sheffield is endorsing Bonds to the Tigers, but will it happen with new indictments? Plus the Mets replace one throw back player with another, scores, matchups, and more rumors.

Scores
BAL 5 BOS 4
TB 2 NYA 1
CLE 4 OAK 0
KC 3 DET 2
TOR 5 MIN 3
LAA 2 CHA 0
TEX 5 SEA 2
NYN 6 WAS 3
PHI 5 ATL 4
SD 4 CHN 3
CIN 5 FLA 3
MIL 5 LAN 3
PIT 8 STL 4
ARI 8 COL 4
SF 4 HOU 2

Transactions
Detroit Tigers
Jacque Jones released.
Los Angeles Angels
Nick Adenhart sent to the minors; Maicer Izturis removed from the DL; Dustin Moseley sent to the minors for rehabilitation; Darren O’Day sent to the minors.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Tony Abreu transferred to the 60-Day DL; Rafael Furcal placed on the DL (15-day, lower back strain).
New York Mets
Nelson Figueroa designated for assignment; Angel Pagan placed on the DL (15-day, left shoulder contusion); Jorge Sosa designated for assignment; Fernando Tatis purchased from the minors; Claudio Vargas purchased from the minors; Matt Wise removed from the DL.
Pittsburgh Pirates
Marino Salas purchased from the minors.
San Diego Padres
Edgar Gonzalez purchased from the minors.
Tampa Bay Rays
Andy Cannizaro designated for assignment; Ben Zobrist removed from the DL.

Yesterdays Rumors from MLB Trade Rumors
– The Dodgers are looking for a shortstop since Rafael Furcal was placed on the DL.
– Ken Griffey Jr doesn’t want to be traded by the Reds, but has a list of teams he would be willing to be dealt to; he won’t demand that his option be picked up if he is traded.
– The Red Sox called about Mark Loretta this spring.
– Jason Giambi plans on playing next year if his option isn’t picked up.
– The Rays and Blue Jays are interested in Jim Edmonds; he’s expected to sign with the Cubs today.
– Gary Sheffield is endorsing Barry Bonds for the Tigers.
– The Orioles are considering trading Daniel Cabrera, even though he’s figured out pitching.
– The Rangers could move Michael Young to a new position; Hank Blalock could be available.
– Philadelphia is making a stronger push to re-sign Brad Lidge over Pat Burrell since closer is a harder role to fill.
– Omar Vizquel has also said he plans on playing next year.
– Jacque Jones wants to sign with the Marlins; the feeling is mutual.
– Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish is expected to be posted by his current team after the season; the expected bid to negotiate with him is $75MM.
– Jorge Sosa and Nelson Figueroa have been DFA by the Mets.
– Free Agent Stock Watch: Joe Crede.

Around the Web
Injury Report
BA Prospect Blog
All Star Voting
Bonds Indictment Info.

Today’s Matchups
Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies, 7:05 PM
(L) Tom Glavine (0-1) vs. (R) Brett Myers (2-3)
Florida Marlins at Cincinnati Reds, 7:10 PM
(R) Ricky Nolasco (2-3) vs. (R) Bronson Arroyo (2-4)
Washington Nationals at New York Mets, 7:10 PM
(R) Tim Redding (4-3) vs. (R) Claudio Vargas (0-0)
Los Angeles Dodgers at Milwaukee Brewers, 8:05 PM
(R) Derek Lowe (2-3) vs. (L) Manny Parra (1-2)
San Diego Padres at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 PM
(R) Jake Peavy (4-2) vs. (L) Ted Lilly (3-4)
Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals, 8:15 PM
(L) Paul Maholm (2-3) vs. (R) Todd Wellemeyer (3-1)
Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks, 9:40 PM
(L) Jorge De La Rosa (1-1) vs. (R) Micah Owings (4-1)
Houston Astros at San Francisco Giants, 10:15 PM
(R) Brian Moehler (1-0) vs. (L) Pat Misch (0-0)
Seattle Mariners at Texas Rangers, 2:05 PM
(R) Carlos Silva (3-2) vs. (R) Scott Feldman (1-1)
Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles, 3:05 PM
(L) Jon Lester (2-2) vs. (R) Daniel Cabrera (3-1)
Oakland Athletics at Cleveland Indians, 7:05 PM
(R) Joe Blanton (2-5) vs. (L) C.C. Sabathia (2-5)
New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays, 7:10 PM
(R) Mike Mussina (5-3) vs. (R) James Shields (4-2)
Toronto Blue Jays at Minnesota Twins, 8:10 PM
(R) Roy Halladay (3-5) vs. (R) Boof Bonser (2-4)
Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals, 8:10 PM
(R) Justin Verlander (1-6) vs. (R) Luke Hochevar (2-2)
Chicago White Sox at LA Angels of Anaheim, 10:05 PM
(R) Jose Contreras (3-3) vs. (R) John Lackey (0-0)

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