Saturday, May 9, 2009

The Hot Corner, 5/9 edition

Astros pitcher Russ Ortiz is "not totally happy" about being sent to the bullpen according to manager Cecil Cooper. Felipe Paulino will take Ortiz's spot and start Tuesday against the Rockies.

Astros first baseman Lance Berkman, who sat out of today's game with a sore left wrist, says "I dont like to miss games, but it's one of those things where there's no point going in there and letting it linger."

Going into today's game with the Astros, the Padres have lost 14 of their past 18 games and haven't won consecutive games since April 16-18.

Dodgers pitcher Eric Stultz pitched a four-hit, complete-game shutout over the Giants today.

Mets catcher Ramon Castro left today's game with a tight right quadriceps.

The Mariners have activated Brandon Marrow from the disabled list and have placed Carlos Silva, who's struggling with an 8.48 ERA, on 15-day DL retroactive to Thursday.

Marlins starter Anibal Sanchez will miss two months due to a shoulder injury.

When the Cubs acquired Ryan Freel from the Orioles, he was expected to replace injured third baseman Aramis Ramirez in today's game. Instead, Freel was a scratch himself.

The Cubs placed Aramis Ramirez on the 15-day DL today.

White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen ended shortstop Alexei Ramirez's benching today against the Texas Rangers.

With Jerry Manuel serving his one-game suspension, the Mets had a season-high 17 hits and beat the Pirates 10-1.

Per the Daily News, Ian Kennedy will have surgery after doctors discovered an aneurysm in an artery near his right shoulder.

According to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle, the Dodgers have made all things Manny disappear including the "Mannywood" section, the posters, the dreadlock wigs in the gift shop, etc.

After the fifth straight game without Kevin Youkilis, will the Red Sox place him on the DL?

Rays third baseman Evan Longoria had five more RBIs in the Rays' victory over Boston today. He now has 26 RBIs in his past 13 games and a total of 44 RBIs on the season.

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