MLB Daily Update: 05/22/2008

I went to CBS Sportsline this morning and was disturbed to find this head line:

“Pujols injures two in same frame”

Now, I didn’t watch the games, but saying he injured 2 players is a little mis-leading. He his a line drive off starting pitcher Chris Young’s face, breaking his nose. Complete freak accident. Later in the inning, Pujols slides into home and collides with catcher Josh Bard; Bard sprained his ankle. Again, kind of a freak accident.

What upsets me is that headline would make one think it was intentional – which we all know it wasn’t. They could have changed the headline to something like “2 Padres injured in freak plays” or something along those lines.

Pujols already said he was haunted by what happened to Young and said he couldn’t concentrate on the game after it.

Scores
STL 11 SD 3
CHN 3 HOU 5
SF 3 COL 2
MIL 4 PIT 1
ARI 1 FLA 3
NYN 4 ATL 11
PHI 12 WAS 2
CIN 2 LAN 5
TB 1 OAK 9
KC 3 BOS 6
SEA 4 DET 9
BAL 0 NYA 8
LAA 4 TOR 3
TEX 10 MIN 1
CLE 2 CHA 7

Transactions
Boston Red Sox
Justin Masterson sent to the minors; Bartolo Colon purchased from the minors.
Detroit Tigers
Clay Rapada placed on the DL (15-day, biceps right tendinitis); Dontrelle Willis removed from the DL.
Kansas City Royals
Horacio Ramirez signed to a minor league contract.
Los Angeles Angels
Chone Figgins removed from the DL; Erick Aybar placed on the DL (15-day, dislocated right pinky finger).
New York Mets
Jorge Sosa released.
New York Yankees
Jeff Karstens sent to the minors for rehabilitation.
San Francisco Giants
Eugenio Velez outrighted to the minors; Travis Denker called up from the minors.
Texas Rangers
Franklyn German designated for assignment; Kameron Loe called up from the minors.

Daily Rumors from MLB Trade Rumors
– The Mets are shopping P Aaron Heilman and would like a set up man back.
– Zach Collier is being considered by the Nationals with the 9th pick.
– The Rays are still torn, but it’s not narrowed down to Tim Beckham or Buster Posey as most have expected.
– A rundown of available catchers.
– The White Sox are in the market for a lead off hitter who plays second, who isn’t named Brian Roberts. Chone Figgans is the main target, but the Angels have no interest in trading him.

Around the Web
Injury Report
Top Prospect Alert’s Top MiLB Performances.
BA Prospect Blog
All Star Voting
Mayo Updates his Mock Draft.

Today’s Matchups
SEA at DET, 1:05
Batista (3-5) vs Bonderman (2-4)
TEX at MIN, 1:10
Padilla (6-2) vs Hernandez (6-2)
KC at BOS, 1:35
Bannister (4-5) vs Matsuzaka (7-0)
BAL at NYA, 7:05
Burres (4-4) vs Kennedy (0-3)
MIL at PIT, 7:05
Bush (1-4) vs Gorzelanny (3-4)
LAA at TOR, 7:07
Santana (6-1) vs Burnett (4-4)
NYN at ATL, 7:10
Santana (5-2) vs Hudson (6-3)
ARI at FLA, 7:10
Haren (5-2) vs Miller (3-3)
PHI at HOU, 8:05
Kendrick (3-2) vs Oswalt (4-4)
CLE at CHA, 8:11
Laffey (2-2) vs Buehrle (2-5)
CIN at SD, 10:05
Harang (2-5) vs Wolf (2-4)

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