"Hopefully, Dusty won't hold this against me, and I'll get more work down the road."

Cubs reliever Joe Borowski, referring to Manager Dusty Baker after giving up Derek Jeter's first career grand slam

Personnel Dept.

Astros: C Humberto Quintero was scheduled to have an appendectomy last night and was placed on the 15-day DL. Houston purchased the contract of C Raul Chavez from Class AAA Round Rock.

Brewers: Signed 3B Ryan Braun, the fifth overall draft pick, from the University of Miami. Braun, who received a $2.45 million signing bonus, hit .388 with 18 home runs and 76 RBI in 58 games for the Hurricanes.

Cardinals: Activated 3B Scott Rolen from the 15-day DL. Optioned OF Skip Schumaker to Class AAA Memphis.

Cubs: RHP Kerry Wood (right shoulder strain) is scheduled to make a rehabilitation start today for Class AAA Iowa. RHP Mark Prior, who threw about 45 pitches in a simulated game Friday, plans to throw another simulated game today at Yankee Stadium.

Diamondbacks: Placed RHP Russ Ortiz (strained rib cage) on the 15-day DL. Designated RHP Matt Herges for assignment. Recalled RHP Mike Koplove from Class AAA Tucson. Purchased the contract of RHP Brandon Medders from Tucson.

Nationals: LHP Joey Eischen, on the 60-day DL with a broken right forearm, reported to Class AAA New Orleans to begin a rehabilitation assignment.

By the Numbers

69 1/3

Number of innings Marlins' Dontrelle Willis has pitched without giving up a home run

-- Compiled by

Mick Heller