MLB Daily Update: 05/27/2008

My home internet is pretty hit or miss right now, so when I couldn’t make it to work on Friday, I couldn’t do an update. Same thing with the holiday yesterday. So, I’m skipping the weekend scores. I’ll still list all of the rumors and transactions that were out there.

There was a big MLB debut Sunday and there will be another one today. Clayton Kershaw looked sharp in his debut; the 20 year old didn’t look bad at all. He got a no decision, but he got that fastball going.

Jay Bruce will start in center tonight for the Reds. He’s the top prospect in the game right now and a definite upgrade over Corey Patterson. If you can watch this game, you should.

Scores
KC 2 TOR 7
NYA 1 BAL 6
CHA 6 CLE 3
TEX 3 TB 7
DET 0 LAA 1
BOS 5 SEA 3
LAN 1 CHN 3
ARI 3 ATL 7
MIL 4 WAS 3
COL 5 PHI 20
FLA 7 NYN 3

Transactions
Arizona Diamondbacks
Brandon Medders designated for assignment; Doug Davis removed from the DL; Robby Hammock sent to the minors; Chad Tracy removed from the DL.
Atlanta Braves
Brayan Pena removed from the DL; Pena designated for assignment; John Smoltz sent to the minors for rehabilitation; Buddy Carlyle removed from the DL; Chris Resop designated for assignment.
Baltimore Orioles
Rocky Cherry removed from the DL; Cherry sent to the minors.
Boston Red Sox
Brandon Moss sent to the minors for rehabilitation; Julian Tavarez refused his minor league assignment and became a free agent; Moss removed from the DL; Moss sent to the minors; Clay Buchholz sent to the minors for rehabilitation.
Chicago White Sox
Dewayne Wise purchased from the minors; Juan Uribe placed on the DL (15-day, strained left hamstring); Danny Richar sent to the minors for rehabilitation.
Cincinnati Reds
Kent Mercker sent to the minors for rehabilitation; Justin Lehr released (sold to Doosan Bears of the Korean League).
Cleveland Indians
Craig Breslow designated for assignment; Joe Borowski removed from the DL; Fausto Carmona placed on the DL (15-day, left hip strain); Scott Elarton purchased from the minors; Jensen Lewis sent to the minors; Edward Mujica called up from the minors; Todd Linden signed to a minor league contract; Jorge Velandia signed to a minor league contract.
Colorado Rockies
Seth Smith called up from the minors; Clint Barmes placed on the DL (15-day, right knee sprain); Ian Stewart called up from the minors; Brad Hawpe placed on the DL (15-day, right hamstring sprain); Matt Holliday placed on the DL (15-day, strained left hamstring); Cory Sullivan called up from the minors.
Detroit Tigers
Denny Bautista sent to the minors for rehabilitation.
Florida Marlins
Robert Andino sent to the minors; Jacque Jones purchased from the minors; Anibal Sanchez transferred to 60-Day DL; Brett Carroll placed on the DL (15-day, separated right shoulder); Andino called up from the minors; Andino sent to the minors; Eulogio De La Cruz called up from the minors; Joe Nelson purchased from the minors; De La Cruz sent to the minors; Alejandro De Aza transferred to the 60-Day DL.
Houston Astros
Wandy Rodriguez sent to the minors for rehabilitation; Fernando Nieve sent to the minors; Jack Cassel called up from the minors.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Andruw Jones placed on the DL (15-day, meniscus tear in right knee); Nomar Garciaparra transferred to the 60-Day DL; Yhency Brazoban sent to the minors; Clayton Kershaw purchased from the minors; Terry Tiffee purchased from the minors; Esteban Loaiza removed from the DL; Loaiza designated for assignment.
Milwaukee Brewers
Eric Gagne placed on the DL (15-day, right rotator cuff tendinitis); Tim Dillard called up from the minors; Russell Branyan purchased from the minors; Tony Gwynn sent to the minors.
Minnesota Twins
Adam Everett placed on the DL (15-day, right shoulder tendinitis); Matt Macri called up from the minors.
New York Mets
Raul Casanova purchased from the minors; Moises Alou placed on the DL (15-day, strained left calf); Marlon Anderson placed on the DL (15-day, strained left hamstring); Nick Evans purchased from the minors.
New York Yankees
Jeff Karstens removed from the DL; Karstens sent to the minors; LaTroy Hawkins suspension announced by the league (three games); Wilson Betemit sent to the minors for rehabilitation; Betemit removed from the DL; Alberto Gonzalez sent to the minors.
Oakland Athletics
Chris Denorfia removed from the DL; Denorfia sent to the minors.
Philadelphia Phillies
T.J. Bohn called up from the minors; Jayson Werth placed on the DL (15-day, right oblique strain).
San Diego Padres
Joe Thatcher sent to the minors; Mike Adams purchased from the minors; Chris Young placed on the DL (15-day, fractured nose); Justin Germano designated for assignment; Josh Bard placed on the DL (15-day, high ankle sprain); Josh Banks called up from the minors; Colt Morton called up from the minors; Morton sent to the minors; Michael Barrett removed from the DL.
Seattle Mariners
R.A. Dickey called up from the minors.
Texas Rangers
John Patterson released.
Toronto Blue Jays
Brian Wolfe sent to the minors for rehabilitation.
Washington Nationals
Austin Kearns placed on the DL (15-day, right elbow surgery – out 3-4 weeks); Chris Schroder sent to the minors; Brian Sanches purchased from the minors; Charlie Manning purchased from the minors; Ryan Wagner transferred to the 60-Day DL; Matt Chico sent to the minors; Ryan Langerhans purchased from the minors; Pokey Reese signed to a minor league contract.

Daily Rumors from MLB Trade Rumors
– The Royals signed Horacio Ramirez to a minor league deal.
– David Wells is still waiting for a team to call him.
– The Indians claimed Oneli Perez from the White Sox.
– Franklyn German was DFA by the Rangers.
– The Mariners DFA Cha Seung Baek.
– Ken Griffey Jr is expected to finish the season with the Reds.
– Available 1B, 2B, and SS are looked at.
– Hanley Ramirez wanted a no-trade clause, but caved on the demand.
– The Royals may make David DeJesus available.
– There is still speculation that Matt Holliday could be moved, much like Mark Teixeira was last year.
– The A’s are looking to trade a pitcher, most likely Rich Harden.
– Brian Giles is the most likely Padre to be traded.
– The Rangers are talking long term deal with Josh Hamilton.
– Jim Edmonds could already be on the way out in Chicago.
– The Rockies are passing on Julian Tavarez since they signed Glendon Rusch; Tavarez has signed with the Brewers to pitch out of the bullpen.
– Brandon Medders was DFA by the D’Backs to make room for Doug Davis.
– The draft picks are still pretty much unknown.
– A guy in one of the independent leagues was traded for 10 bats.
– The Mets officially released Jorge Sosa.
– Esteban Loaiza was DFA by the Dodgers to make room for Kershaw.
– The Indians have confirmed they are just about ready to make some roster moves.
– Jeff Weaver can opt out of his contract with the Brewers next week.
– Mark Ellis wants to stay in Oakland, but he will probably be one of the top 2B available in the winter.
– The Yankees and Red Sox they have no regrets about not trading for Johan Santana.
– The Philles may trade Ryan Howard instead of offering him a ton of money.
– The Indians are wanting Matt Holliday and Garrett Atkins.
– Clay Buchholz will either be in the Red Sox bullpen or stay in the minors as a starter when he comes off the DL.
– Mariner GM Bill Bavasi is safe in his position for now.
– Eric Hinske or Gabe Gross could be out in Tampa Bay when Willy Aybar returns.
– The Red Sox signed an Australian teenager.
– The White Sox haven’t ruled out keeping Joe Crede.
– Former MLB pitcher Geremi Gonzalez was struck by lightning and killed over the weekend.

Around the Web
Injury Report
Top Prospect Alert’s Top MiLB Performances.
BA Prospect Blog
All Star Voting
Draft Basics.

Today’s Matchups
LAN at CHN, 7:05
Kuroda (2-3) vs Gallagher (1-1)
COL at PHI, 7:05
Jimenez (1-4) vs Kendrick (3-2)
NYA at BAL, 7:05
Kennedy (0-3) vs Burres (4-4)
CHA at CLE, 7:05
Buehrle (2-5) vs Laffey (2-3)
PIT at CIN, 7:10
Snell (2-3) vs Cueto (2-5)
FLA at NYN, 7:10
Miller (4-3) vs Santana (5-3)
TEX at TB, 7:10
Padilla (6-2) vs Sonnanstine (6-2)
ATL at MIL, 8:05
Hudson (7-3) vs Bush (1-5)
MIN at KC, 8:10
Blackburn (3-4) vs Bannister (4-6)
HOU at STL, 8:15
Chacon (1-0) vs Looper (6-3)
SF at ARI, 9:40
Lincecum (6-1) vs Haren (5-3)
WAS at SD, 10:05
Hill (0-1) vs Wolf (3-4)
TOR at OAK, 10:05
Burnett (5-4) vs Smith (2-4)
DET at LAA, 10:05
Bonderman (3-4) vs Santana (6-2)
BOS at SEA, 10:10
Matsuzaka (8-0) vs Batista (3-6)

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