Friday, March 23, 2007

Short Stops - 3/23

Nothing can give a manager grey hairs more than injuries just before the start the season. Mike Scoscia and Ron Gardenhire have some of those concerns right now. Angels' spark plug Chone Figgins has a chip fracture in his finger and Twins' catcher Joe Mauer has a stress "reaction", just shy of a stress fracture, in his foot. It isn't known if either player will have to be on the DL on opening day.

In attempt to replace starting shortstop Angel Berroa, the Royals acquired Tony Pena Jr. from the Braves for minor league pitcher Erik Cordier. Maybe it's a temporary move, but Pena's minor league numbers have never been very good. At least when the Yankees play them, Sr. will get to see Jr..

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