Posted: Thursday March 29, 2007 10:07AM; Updated: Thursday March 29, 2007 10:07AM
The Orioles have a standing offer from the Royals for outfielder Reggie Sanders, according to a team source, but they've yet to decide whether they'll accept the offer.
George Steinbrenner's daughter, Jennifer, has filed for divorce from her husband, Steve Swindal, ending any chance he had of succeeding Steinbrenner in running the Yankees.
Nothing is imminent, but the Mets have talked with the Orioles about obtaining righthanded reliever Todd Williams, according to one MLB team official.
While the outfield has been a focal point, with center fielder Aaron Rowand an oft-mentioned piece of trade bait, the Phils could decide to unload a catcher if it brought a dependable reliever. The most tradable commodity there is Carlos Ruiz, who likely will take a back seat to Rod Barajas.
Could be the Phillies are preparing to trade Chris Coste, which would explain why they brought top catching prospect Jason Jaramillo back to camp on Monday after reassigning him two weeks earlier and used outfielder Jayson Werth as a catcher on Sunday against the Twins.
Nomar Garciaparra got a call Tuesday that his wife, Mia Hamm, was close to giving birth. A short time later, Garciaparra was at the side of his wife and their two newborn daughters in L.A. because he had a private jet on standby at Vero Beach. Hamm gave birth to the couple's first children Wednesday morning. During the flight, Garciaparra was on the phone with Hamm when the babies were born.
The most exciting moment of lunch with Daisuke Matsuzaka? That would have to have been when he became unusually animated while answering a question regarding the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry. "He was talking about when Pedro Martínez threw Don Zimmer to the ground," said translator Masa Hoshino.
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