Quotable

"What do you hear about me? Where am I going?"

Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez, when asked about the amount of trade talks this time of year

Personnel Dept.

Red Sox: First-round draft pick Craig Hansen has agreed to a four-year major league contract with the team. The Red Sox added him to the 40-man roster and sent him to the team's spring training facility in Fort Myers, Fla.

Devil Rays: RHP Hideo Nomo was released. Nomo, who will turn 37 next month, has said he won't pitch in Japan if he isn't signed by another major league team. He went 5-8 with a 7.24 ERA in 19 starts.

Royals: RHP Mike Wood, one of three players Kansas City acquired in the Carlos Beltran trade last season, was optioned to Class AAA Omaha. The Royals also purchased RHP Shawn Camp's contract from Omaha.

By the Numbers

1

Extra inning game for the Red Sox this season, who played their first one last night against Tampa Bay

Today in Baseball

1935: An unusual double play occurred when a line drive hit by the Yankees' Jesse Hill bounced off Senator P Ed Linke's head to C Jack Redmond, who threw to second base to double off Ben Chapman.

-- From News Services