Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Hot Corner, 5/26 edition

Marlins shortstop left tonight's game in the third inning with a "tight right groin."

The Mets have placed Jose Reyes and Ryan Church on the 15-day disabled list. In addition, they have called up top prospect Fernando Martinez.

The Orioles will call up catcher Matt Wieters on Friday.

White Sox outfielder Carlos Quentin is heading back to Chicago and could be out until Monday.

Red Sox manager Terry Francona, who dropped Big Papi from third to sixth in the order, says: "The goal is not, like tomorrow, to get him back to number 3. I actually think, when he's swinging the bat, and he's hitting third, that we're a better team. All things being equal, I think we're a better team. They're not equal right now."

The Rays have placed SS Jason Bartlett on the 15-day disabled list.

The Rays didn't activate Pat Burrell today and will wait, at least, until the weekend to do so.

"I just think he wasn't totally forthright," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said about Brian Bruney coming back too soon. [Bruney was placed back on the DL yesterday.]

The Rockies didn't start outfielder Brad Hawpe tonight with strained groin.

Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis has launched The Right Side Foundation,
a non-profit charity for distressed and disadvantaged youth throughout Maryland.

The Blue Jays benched Alex Rios, but manager Cito Gaston said "it's just a day off."

Brandon Phillips, who said "I don’t what the pills are, but they’re helping," says his thumb is getting better.

Canseco gets an MMA beat-down in Tokyo

Former Bash Brother Jose Canseco started his MMA career by bashing the hands of Choi Hong-man with his face. That is, when he wasn't running circles around Hong-man.

"I'm not gonna lie to you: I'm scared," Canseco said. "This guy is huge. I'm a 44-year-old rookie and have had a lot of challenges in my baseball career. Hopefully, I can do well."

Well? Not really. But he did it quickly.

The 7-foot-2 Hong-man beat him down in only 77 seconds.

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