Major League Baseball is reviewing Bobby Jenks' admission that he threw behind the Rangers' Ian Kinsler on Saturday night.
Jenks admitted to throwing behind Kinsler, but never said anything about trying to make contact. That small loophole could keep him out of trouble. "I'll not do it (throw behind a batter) again, but if there's something on my mind, yeah, I'll say it," said Jenks, who hadn't been contacted by MLB as of Monday. "But again, I wasn't trying to hit him. If they'll investigate that, they'll see that. It wasn't a dirty pitch. It wasn't up. It was right at his butt. That's all I can say." Source: Chicago Tribune
Not so good news for Ryan owners, myself included. Per CBS:
B.J. Ryan, RP TOR News: B.J. Ryan is nearing a return to the Blue Jays, but not as the team's closer. GM J.P. Ricciardi says the Blue Jays will continue to use Scott Downs in the ninth inning even after Ryan rejoins the club. That could happen by the week's end as the left-hander finishes up his rehabilitation from minor shoulder injury. Ricciardi said Tuesday that Ryan's role will be determined. Ryan is in the fourth season of a five-year deal worth $47 million. The two-time All-Star has an 11.12 ERA in six games this season, with two saves in four chances. Analysis: Ryan can be a productive middle reliever and if he proves healthy and effective again, he could elevate back to the closer's role again this season, perhaps before the All-Star break. Don't consider him in smaller mixed leagues come Fantasy Week 7 (May 18-24), so you might have to cut him if he is activated and you don't have room on your reserves.
C-Doumit, Lucroy 1B- Fielder 2B-Pedroia SS-Castro 3B-Longoria CI- Lawrie MI- H. Rameriz OF-Cargo Jennings Heyward U-Morneau Markakis Brown
SP-Price Greinke Zimmerman Moore Anderson RP-Nathan McGee Doolittle Grilli
I've religiously followed these threads for a few years and finally decided to join in. I've been curious with the way Cox has been using Soriano and Gonzalez (and the way they have performed), what does everyone think the closing situation will look like for Atlanta this time next year? Both are only under contract through this year. I can't see Atlanta trying to re-sign both of them but it seems that one has to stay as I don't see anyone waiting close by in the wings.
Anthony Andro wrote:Texas closer Frank Francisco is out with right biceps tendinitis. Francisco hasn't pitched since last Wednesday. He informed the team that his arm was sore Saturday. An MRI Monday revealed nothing structurally wrong. He was given an injection and the team hopes he can play catch Wednesday. General manager Jon Daniels said it's doubtful Francisco would pitch in the Seattle series. In 14 appearance, Francisco has a 0.00 ERA and nine saves.
Posted by Dr. Keith Meister @ 8:04 PM Tue, May 12, 2009
Sorry Ranger Fans,
It doesn't do any good now, but I had warned Nolan Ryan and Jon Daniels about overusing Francisco. Those 2 inning saves Ron Washington kept insisting on didn't help either.
We'll try the shot and hope for the best. But it wouldn't surprise me if I had to operate on Frankie.
Don't worry. I talked to CJ today and he seems fine.