The Next Three
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Austin Kearns, on the disabled list since May 22 with a right elbow injury, took batting practice yesterday afternoon. GM Jim Bowden said that Kearns could begin a rehab assignment Thursday and rejoin the team before the all-star break.
"Who is not going to miss a guy who saves 35 games for you year in and year out?"
Manager Manny Acta, on injured closer Chad Cordero, who won't return to the team until after the all-star break
BY THE NUMBERS
AL pitcher, since 2005, with a lower ERA than Los Angeles starter John Lackey (3.21). Toronto's Roy Halladay has a 3.19 ERA during that span.