Justin Morneau continues to deal with dizzy spells, and so he’s heading to a doctor to try and identify what can be done – and whether it’s just an inner ear infection. The Twins first baseman has missed three games and the team is trying to avoid a DL stint. [ESPN]
Reds starter Johnny Cueto heads to the DL with inflammation in his throwing shoulder (another fantasy roster move in my future…). Since winning a 1 – 0 game on July 1, Cueto is o – 6 and his ERA has climbed from 2.69 to 4.61. [ESPN]
Billy Wagner’s return to the Mets was a success – but it cost Livan Hernandez a job… Hernandez was released and the Mets have ten days to figure out a trade or release him outright. It might be over for the one time World Series hero and innings eater – Hernandez is 2 – 5 with an 8.71 ERA since July 1. [ESPN]
One Met who is jealous that Hernandez was allowed to leave? Gary Sheffield who also wants to get traded to a contender… First, he asked Omar Minaya for a contract extension – and was told no. Then he asked to be released – and Minaya also said no. Sheffield can’t be traded – when placed on waivers, the Giants claimed him and the Mets pulled him back. Sheffield unhappy? Imagine that… [SI]
Odd story – the body of a 22 year old man, possibly an illegal alien, was found on a large Texas ranch owned by Chipper Jones. No foul play, but authorities are trying to figure out who the man is and how he got there… [FoxSports]
Welcome Back! Anibal Sanchez returns to the Marlins – we pray he’s okay. With Cueto’s heading out, Micah Owings returns to the Reds following a DL stint. Nelson Cruz is back with Texas after his DL run.