Source: The Bronx Goblin
Mark Teixeira hit his 9th HR od the season and went 2 for 2, lifting his average to .263 and looking like he is coming out of a season long slump.
Despite 36 lead changes and knocking Angels ace Jered Weaver out in the first inning, the Yankees 5 game winning streak was stopped in last night’s 9-8 defeat.
Phil Hughes pitched like he should have left with an injury. He went 5+ giving up 11 hits and 7 earned runs.
The game was lost on Mark Trumbo’s walkoff homerun.
Andy Pettitte takes on Dan Haren tonight.
Stop me if we’ve seen this headline a few times.
“Roy Oswalt Could Sign This Week”.
From Ben Nicholson-Smith @ MLB Trade Rumors comes this lil’ batch of updates:
There’s an expectation that Roy Oswalt will agree to sign with an MLB team this week, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports (on Twitter). The Rangers, Orioles, Red Sox, Phillies and Dodgers have all been linked to the free agent right-hander in recent weeks. We’ll keep track of today’s Oswalt rumors right here with the most recent updates up top:
- Baseball officials are convinced Oswalt will sign with the Rangers, ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick reports. The right-hander has given teams indications that he prefers the Rangers over other clubs. ”I would be shocked if he doesn’t go to Texas,” one of Crasnick’s sources said. “A team is going to have to greatly outbid Texas to keep him from going there.”
- The Rangers could use Oswalt now that Neftali Feliz is on the disabled list. The Orioles are known to be seeking pitching and their division rivals, the Red Sox, have endured the struggles of Clay Buchholz and Daniel Bard. Phillies starters are dealing with injuries and the Dodgers actually made Oswalt an offer earlier this year.
By Matthew Pouliot @ Hardball Talk
CSNBayArea.com’s Paul Gutierrez reports that Barry Bonds showed up at AT&T Park on Monday and said he’s talked with Giants CEO Larry Baer about a job with the club, likely as a roving instructor.
Bonds, five years removed from the end of his playing days, spoke with reporters for a half hour outside of the Giants clubhouse and talked about his future as well as his newest hobby, cycling.
He said he currently weighs about 212-215 pounds after recent surgeries on his lower back and hip.
Bonds is currently appealing last year’s conviction on obstruction of justice charges. He hasn’t had a job in baseball since he was forced out of the game.