Monday, May 25, 2009

The Hot Corner, 5/25 (PM) edition

The Houston Astros have now lost five straight after allowing eight unearned runs in today's 8-5 loss.

Astros catcher Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez, who left today's game in the first inning, expects to be ready for tomorrow's game.

Yankees catcher Jorge Posada may play an extended spring training game on "Wednesday or Thursday."

Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira hit a broken-bat home run off Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels on Sunday. "Most of time, when you hear a broken bat, you're thinking 'OK, that's a pop-up,' " Hamels said. "Unfortunately he's a strong guy. It just took off."

Jose Canseco is pumped up for his MMA debut in Tokyo tomorrow against Korean Hong Man Choi.

White Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf has "moved on" from trade talks surrounding Padres pitcher Jake Peavy saying "we just can't keep everybody in limbo."

The Padres have now won 10 straight games with a home run from Chase Headley in the 10th inning against the D'Backs. It also ended an 11-game road losing streak.

It took 100 at-bats, however, Giants' Travis Ishikawa hit his first home run of the season.

Reds pitcher Edison Volquez, who's eligible to come off the DL next Monday, threw a bullpen session today and he "
did not feel anything in my back, no pain. I feel like I'm ready."

Mariners catcher Kenji Johjima has a broken toe.

According to the Miami Herald, the Florida Marlins placed left-hander Renyel Pinto on the 15-day disabled list.

Angels outfielder Vladimir Guerrero, who was out since April 16th, returned to lineup today. To make room for Guerrero, the Angels optioned Reggie Willits to Triple-A affiliate Salt Lake.

White Sox outfielder Carlos Quentin left Monday's game in the first inning after hurting his foot.

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