Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Hot Corner, 5/19 edition

According to David Lennon of Newsday, Mets first baseman Carlos Delgado will have hip surgery on Tuesday.

The Mets have also placed Alex Cora on the 15-day DL due to a torn ligament in his thumb.

Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks will miss the remainder of the season with a tear in his left wrist.

Yankees pitcher Chien-Ming Wang will throw a bullpen session in front of Yankee coaches to determine his next step: another rehab start or returning to the rotation.

Tigers outfielder Magglio Ordonez will miss at least two games as his wife undergoes surgery.

"I want to enjoy this moment, but I've got to get there first," [Giants pitcher Randy] Johnson said. "And I've got to pitch well in order to get there." At 298 career wins, Johnson has an ERA of 6.86.

For Mariners pitcher Jarrod Washburn, the fifth inning is like the first inning for Joba Chamberlain. And last night was no different allowing five runs and five hits including a home run in the fifth inning.

Although Angels pitcher John Lackey gave up five runs (four earned) in five innings in his first game of 3 pitches or more, the Angels beat the Mariners 10-6.

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Cardinals manager Tony La Russa will use Khalil Greene, who is hitting .204 and has a team-high six errors, in a utility role over the near term.

The Royals are bucking the league's attendance trend (-5% on average) and are seeing an increase of 16% from last year for their first 21 home games.

In his first rehab appearance, Kevin Youkilis was 0-for-2.

Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins, who was 7-for-18 against the Nationals this weekend, hopes his struggles are behind him. "It can't be this hard," Rollins said. "You have something that you do during your whole life and for some reason it's like, 'Why can't I do it anymore? What happened that is making this so difficult?' "