August 07, 2009|By From Sun staff and news services


Two autograph sessions with ex-Orioles next week

Four players from the Orioles' 1989 "Why Not?" team - catcher Mickey Tettleton, outfielder Mike Devereaux and pitchers Dave Schmidt and Dave Johnson - will sign autographs next Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the MASN booth near Gate A on Eutaw Street at Camden Yards. Tettleton and Devereaux will throw out ceremonial first pitches. Former infielder-outfielder Dick Williams, who was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame as a manager in 2008, will be among the signers at the Orioles Alumni Autograph Series before the game against the Oakland Athletics on Monday. Joining Williams from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the MASN booth will be former shortstop and coach Bill Hunter and ex-outfielder Joe Durham.


Nationals trade Hernandez to Mets for minor leaguer

The Washington Nationals traded infielder Anderson Hernandez to the New York Mets for minor league infielder Greg Veloz. Hernandez, 26, a former Met, is hitting .251 in 231 at-bats with nine doubles. Washington recalled right-handed pitcher Saul Rivera, 31, from Triple-A Syracuse.

Suspensions: : Double-A Harrisburg outfielder Edgardo Baez and shortstop Ofilio Castro were suspended for 50 games each under baseball's minor league drug program after testing positive for an amphetamine.

Et cetera

Simpson to return as Mariners coach in 2010

After leading the Mariners to a 9-5 record in the American Indoor Football Association and the club's first playoff berth, coach Chris Simpson received a contract for 2010. He has completed five seasons as a head coach in professional indoor football and two as coach of the Mariners.

Pro basketball: : Former UMES player Antonio McMillion (Randallstown) has signed to play professionally this season for Salon Vilpas Koripallo in Finland's top league. McMillion last played for the Hawks in 2006-07, when he started all 31 games.

Radio: : Washington Wizards center Brendan Haywood will make his sports-talk debut with a three-hour show on the new Sportsradio 106.7 FM "The Fan," the flagship station of the Washington Wizards, tonight from 7 to 10 with co-host Lou Holder.

College golf: : Mount St. Mary's hired Kevin Farrell as men's head coach and Scott Keller as women's head coach. The duo helped former head coach Colyn Keller with both programs last season. Farrell is a 2008 Mount graduate. Keller, who is Scott's brother, is the grandson of former New York Yankees outfielder Charlie Keller.

College tennis: : Maryland named Matt Emery men's assistant coach. He was a graduate assistant at Kentucky, his alma mater.

Colleges: : Mount St. Mary's named Michelle Mallett assistant athletic trainer, focusing on women's basketball and women's lacrosse.

- From Sun staff and news services

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