Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Hot Corner, 5/6 (PM) edition

Hey. Today is the 78th birthday of Willie "Say Hey" Mays.

White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen says: "No Pedro, not right now. That's Kenny's decision, but right now that's not on my mind.''

When asked about the possibility of replacing Jim Thome with Barry Bonds if Thome's heel injury was serious, White Sox GM Kenny Williams responded via e-mail: "No." As we've seen with Brett Favre, "no" doesn't always mean "no."

Diamondbacks ace Brandon Webb won't play catch for at least 10 days and his earliest return would be early June.

The Seattle Mariners have placed Shawn Kelley on the 15-day DL and recalled Garrett Olson.

Giants pitcher Randy Johnson, who is 19-7 all-time against Colorado, is seeking his 298th win tonight.

Marlins pitcher Andrew Miller feels good after first rehab start. “That’s what you want to get out of the first one, make sure you feel healthy,” Miller said. “I was able to accomplish that today. I was able to, once I got settled in, kind of pitch a little bit.”

Angels pitchers Ervin Santana and John Lackey had good back-to-back rehab starts: Santana in Class-A and Lackey in Triple-AAA. Both could be back next week.

The Twins have optioned Alexei Casilla and recalled Matt Tolbert.

Tom Ricketts' $900 million purchase of the Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field and a 25-percent stake in Comcast SportsNet Chicago is "proceeding slowly, but proceeding."

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