Sunday, July 27, 2008
Anthony Reyes, who won Game 1 of the 2006 World Series for St. Louis, was traded by the Cardinals on Saturday to the Indians for minor league RHP Luis Perdomo.
The 26-year-old Reyes has split this season between the Cardinals' bullpen and the starting rotation at Class AAA Memphis. The right-hander was on St. Louis's Opening Day roster and went 2-1 with a save in 10 relief appearances. He was placed on the disabled list in June with a sprained right elbow. At Memphis, Reyes was 2-3 with a 3.25 ERA in 11 starts.
· RED SOX: LF Manny Ramírez returned to Boston's lineup after missing two games with what he said was a sore right knee.
Manager Terry Francona said he spoke with Ramírez after results of MRI exams done on both knees Friday "came back fine."
Francona didn't say if the team disciplined Ramírez, who was scratched from the original lineup on Friday after the player reported for the game and told bench coach Brad Mills about his right knee.
· ATHLETICS:3B Eric Chavez has begun a throwing program that should determine whether the six-time Gold Glover can play again this season.
Chavez, 30, is on the DL for the second time this year because of his troublesome right shoulder. He underwent surgeries on each shoulder as well as his back last year.
· BLUE JAYS: RHP Dustin McGowan will have season-ending surgery on Thursday to repair fraying of the labrum in his shoulder.
McGowan, 26, who is 6-7 with a 4.37 ERA in 19 starts, has not pitched since leaving a July 8 game against Baltimore after four innings, saying that the ongoing pain had become too much to bear.
· TWINS: CF Carlos Gómez likely will miss the rest of this weekend's series in Cleveland after crashing into the padded wall while making a spectacular catch in the first inning Friday night.
"He's sore, but he's feeling a lot better than the trainers thought he would," Minnesota Manager Ron Gardenhire said.
-- From News Services