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Roundup

August 20, 2006

For the record

The quiz

TWIN TRIPLETS -- Justin Morneau last week became the first Twin to hit 30 home runs in a season since three players did it in 1987. Name them. Answer below

Moves

Baseball

ASTROS -- Placed P Brandon Backe on 15-day DL with sprained right elbow. Recalled P Wandy Rodriguez from Triple-A Round Rock.

BLUE JAYS -- Recalled C Jason Phillips from Triple-A Syracuse.

GIANTS -- Placed IF Kevin Frandsen on 15-day DL, retroactive to Friday, with fractured jaw. Purchased contract of IF Tomas de la Rosa from Triple-A Fresno. Designated IF Chad Santos for assignment.

PADRES -- Placed SS Khalil Greene on 15-day DL with strained left middle finger. Recalled P Mike Thompson from Triple-A Portland.

RANGERS -- Recalled P Robinson Tejeda from Triple-A Oklahoma. Optioned OF Freddy Guzman to Oklahoma.

RED SOX -- Recalled P Jermaine Van Buren from Triple-A Pawtucket. Designated P Rudy Seanez for assignment.

YANKEES -- Placed IF Andy Phillips on 15-day DL with strained left rib cage muscle. Recalled P T.J. Beam and OF Aaron Guiel from Triple-A Columbus. Purchased contract of P Jeff Karstens from Columbus. Optioned P Brian Bruney to Columbus. Designated former Orioles P Sidney Ponson for assignment.

Basketball

WNBA -- Named Monarchs C Erin Buescher league's Most Improved Player.

COMETS (WNBA) -- Announced that G Dawn Staley retired.

Quiz answer

Kent Hrbek, Tom Brunansky and Gary Gaetti.

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