Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Hot Corner, 4/26 edition

If the Chicago White Sox place 2B Chris Getz (fractured tip of finger yesterday) on the DL, the White Sox won't call up first-round pick Gordon Beckham. Instead, they would likely call up Jayson Nix.

Happy Birthday to Kosuke Fukudome as the Chicago Cubs outfielder went 3-for-4 with a HR in the Cubs' 10-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.

It wasn't teammate Derrek Lee's birthday nor happy today after leaving today's game with neck spasms.

The Florida Marlins were swept by the Philadelphia Phillies, who beat them 13-2 today. Before the Phillies series, the Marlins were swept by the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Houston Astros catcher Humberto Quintero was placed on the 15-day DL yesterday.

Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann was placed on the 15-day DL yesterday and the move was retroactive to Thursday.

Detroit Tigers back-up catcher Matt Treanor was placed on the 15-day DL and will be out 2-3 months after hip surgery.

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Nate McLouth is still a few days away from returning from a right oblique strain.

After a rehab assignment either Tuesday or Wednesday, Baltimore Orioles manager Dave Trembley expects third baseman Melvin Mora "to be in the lineup on Friday."

Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez could play some minor league games next week.

After spraining his left middle finger, Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jack Wilson was placed on the 15-day DL.

The Milwaukee Brewers have activated closer Trevor Hoffman and optioned R.J. Swindle to Triple-A Nashville.

The Baltimore Orioles 1-2-3 hitters (Brian Roberts, Adam Jones and Nick Markakis) were a combined 9-for-12 with 6 runs scored and 6 RBI's in their 8-5 win over Texas.

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