Notes: Selig to name Torre executive VP of baseball operations

February 26, 2011

MLB: Commissioner Bud Selig reportedly will name former manager Joe Torre as Major League Baseball's executive vice president of baseball operations Saturday. Torre, 70, will oversee all on-field matters, including umpire conduct, instant replay and player discipline.

RANGERS: 3B Adrian Beltre is expected to miss 10 to 14 days with a strained right calf muscle. An MRI taken Thursday showed no tear or internal bleeding, and the team expects Beltre to be ready for Opening Day. … DH/INF Michael Young was away from camp for a second day while tending to a family matter but was expected back Saturday.

ORIOLES: A prosecutor overseeing an involuntary manslaughter case against reliever Alfredo Simon in the Dominican Republic said the investigation will continue even though the victim's family has dropped a civil lawsuit. Simon was denied bail a second time Thursday.

YANKEES: The team will honor former owner George Steinbrenner before Saturday's game against the Phillies in Tampa, Fla., its first spring training game since Steinbrenner died in July. His daughters will escort wife Joan to place a rose on home plate at George Steinbrenner Field, and a granddaughter will perform the national anthem.

EXTRA INNINGS: The Mets acknowledged they received a loan from MLB to help cover expenses in November. The New York Times and Daily News said the amount was $25 million. … Indians OF Trevor Crowe has a sore right rotator cuff that could cost him a roster spot. … Royals prospect Henry Barrera walked off the mound holding his right arm during an intrasquad game. The early diagnosis was a strained flexor. … The White Sox excused 3B Mark Teahen from camp to address a family matter.

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