Sunday, April 26, 2009

Stephen Drew lands on 15-day DL

The Arizona Diamondbacks have placed shortstop Stephen Drew on the 15-day disabled list.

After tweaking his hammy against the Giants on the 17th, Drew returned to the lineup on the 22nd. He felt pain on Friday the 24th early in the game and now he will have the opportunity to let it heal.
"We figured if it's six or seven days before he'd be able to play again, rather than go short-(handed) for that long, go ahead and put him on the DL and get him healthy," Melvin said.
Drew is 1-for-15 since April 15th and he was hitting only .205 on the season.

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.

Marlins' fans mad at Hanley?

Florida Marlins shortstop Hanley Ramirez is the object of ire from Marlins' fans per South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

In Friday's game, closer Matt Lindstrom blew a 3-0 lead in the ninth inning. In total, Lindstrom gave up seven earned runs in 2/3 of one inning.

However, the base-running of Ramirez in the fifth inning is the source of frustration for many Marlins' fans.

He admired a shot off the wall for his double. Hustle woulda, coulda, shoulda put him on third. Then, he failed to tag up when Ross Gload lined out to left-center. Then, he decided to attempt to steal third while Dan Uggla was batting and got thrown out.
"We would have won the game because I would have tagged?" Ramirez said. "I tell you what, it's 162 games. Everybody's going to make mistakes. That's in the past."

"We talked about a lot of stuff," [Marlins manager Fredi] Gonzalez said. "Everything's fine. Players make mistakes. Not only young players but 15-year veterans make mistakes. It happens."
The Marlins, who are in first in the N.L. East with an 11-6 record, are on the verge of back-to-back sweeps by Pennsylvania teams this week if Philadelphia wins Sunday's game.