Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Hot Corner, 6/3 PM edition

Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis has a furry fan.

Reds manager Dusty Baker will try to get Willy Taveras back this weekend against the Cubs. Taveras has a sore hamstring.

Angels pitcher Jered Weaver struck out 10 Blue Jays' batters tonight.

White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen says of move to play Dewayne Wise over Brian Anderson: "If they don't like it, it's not my problem."

Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira was a scratch from Wednesday's lineup and Chien-Ming Wang will get the start Thursday.

Mets demote J.J. Putz from set-up role, which now belongs to Bobby Parnell.

Rays third baseman Evan Longoria is day-to-day due to hamstring.

Orioles catcher Chad Moeller cleared waivers and will report to Triple-A Norfolk on Friday.

Red Sox shortstop Jed Lowrie, who is still a few weeks away from returning, hopes to take BP this weekend.

The Hot Corner, 6/3 edition

Washington Nationals catcher Jesus Flores may miss the remainder of the season with a stress fracture in his right shoulder.

Mets 20-year-old outfielder Fernando Martinez might stay at the major-league level longer than expected.

Mets' ace Johan Santana now has three losses on the season as the Mets loss to the Pirates 3-1. This time he gave up an earned run. Actually, three of them.

John Harper of the NY Daily News says that the "unexpected fire" of Mark Teixeira is just what the Yankees need.

Jays ace Roy Halladay struck out 14 batters to earn his ninth win in a 6-4 complete-game win over the Angels.

Red Sox manager Terry Francona got his 500th win with the Sox.

That win ended Tigers rookie Rick Porcello's five-game winning streak.

Phillies rookie Antonio Bastardo got his first career win as the Phillies beat the Padres 10-5. Bastardo allowed only one run in six innings.

Giants pitcher Randy Johnson goes for his 300th win tonight.

Mariners pitcher Erik Bedard pitched a gem against his former team.

Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki extended his hit streak to 26 games, which is a franchise record.

Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton could miss "months" with a right abdominal strain. "Worst case is surgery, and there wasn’t an immediate diagnosis of that," [assistant GM Thad] Levine said. "The week or two will probably reveal a lot. In a week or two he could show significant improvement, so I think there’s a chance the DL stint will be exactly what he needs."

Reds pitcher Edison Volquez was placed on the DL, but manager Dusty Baker said: "It's the best news it could be for bad news because there is nothing structurally wrong, nothing in the joint."