It’s been a busy baseball night, both on the field and in the clubhouses.
The Pirates are at it again–trading their known commodities for prospects. This time they sent Nate McLouth to the Braves for three Minor Leaguers. The deal included Gorkys Hernandez, who was one of Atlanta’s top prospects. McLouth is hitting .256 with 9 HRs and 34 RBIs. Hernandez was hitting .316 for Double-A Mississippi.
The Braves also released future Hall of Famer Tom Glavine. They felt he did not have enough in the tank to face MLB hitting. Glavine is the last pitcher to reach 300 Wins. Randy Johnson’s attempt for 300 was postponed. Finally, the Braves called up prized prospect Tommy Hanson. Hanson was 3-3 with a 1.49 ERA and 0.86 WHIP. He had 90 Ks in 66-1/3 Innings.
Chien-Ming Wang will return to the starting rotation for the Yankees. To make room for Wang in the rotation, Phil Hughes was demoted to the bullpen.
Scott Hairston (bicep) and Asdrubal Cabrera (shoulder) landed on the DL.
J.C. Romero completed his 50-game suspension for taking a PED. Speaking of PEDs, Sammy Sosa is officially calling it a career.