Friday Tidbits – 7/10/09
Adam Dunn hit his 300th career HR. Chien-Ming Wang , Chris Leroux, Randy Johnson, and Mark DeRosa went on the DL. San Diego traded Scott Hairston to Oakland for Ryan Webb and Craig Italiano and a player to be named later. The Cubs sent Ryan Freel to Kansas City for a Minor Leaguer. Jason Marquis became the year’s first 11-game winner. Jarrod Washburn threw a one-hitter. Paul Konerko had a three-HR game. Ryan Dempster landed on the 15-day DL because of a fractured toe that he hurt following a Cubs victory. Yeah, it’s been that kind of year for the Cubs. Arizona sent Tony Pena to the White Sox for a prospect. B.J. Ryan was released by the Blue Jays as Scott Downs came off the DL. Jed Lowrie also came off the DL. Brandon Inge and Shane Victorino were voted into the final two All-Star slots.
Hedo Turkoglu had an agreement with Portland before deciding to go to Toronto. Rasheed Wallace signed with Boston. The Lakers re-signed Shannon Brown. Mike Bibby will return to the Hawks. Andrea Bargnani agreed to an extension with Toronto. The Pistons named John Kuester their new Coach. Denver signed The Birdman to an extension. The Mavs signed Quinton Ross. Antonio McDyess signed with the Spurs. Dallas, Orlando, Memphis, and Toronto were involved in a four-way trade in which Dallas got Shawn Marion and Toronto got Hedo Turkoglu. Dallas then signed The Matrix to a five-year deal. The Clippers signed Blake Griffin. Mehmet Okur signed a two-year deal with Utah.
Colorado sent Ryan Smyth to LA for Kyle Quincey, Tom Preissing, and a draft pick. Pittsburgh signed Ruslan Fedotenko. Alex Kovalev signed with Ottawa. Toronto signed Francois Beauchemin to a three-year deal. St. Louis signed B.J. Crombeen. Vancouver signed Andrew Raycroft. The Rangers signed Christopher Higgins to a one-year deal. Detroit signed Ville Leino. Maxime Tolbert had shoulder surgery. Toronto signed Jonas Gustavsson. Chris Pronger signed a contract extension with the Flyers. Joe Sakic is retiring. Chicago signed Cam Barker to a three-year deal. Saku Koivu signed a one-year deal with Anaheim. Dallas sent a 6th round draft pick to Ottawa for Alex Auld.
Coach K will coach Team USA in the 2012 Olympics.
Washington is down two RBs after Brandon Johnson and David Freeman were ruled academically ineligible. Western Carolina’s Ja’Quayvin Smalls died after a voluntary workout. So tragic. Oklahoma State’s Dexter Pratt and Jamal Mosley got pinched for holding weed.
Tiger Woods won the AT&T National. Eunjung Yi won the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic. Martin Kaymer won the French Open. Phil Mickelson’s mother was diagnosed with cancer.
Tony Stewart won the Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway. Clint Bowyer won the Subway Jalapeno 250 at Daytona.
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