September 1, 1996
The Yankees got Graeme Lloyd to fill a hole in their bullpen. Sure. In 1 1/3 innings for New York, he's allowed 10 runs, six hits and five walks, for an ERA of 80.82.Mark Grace, Luis Gonzalez and Dave Magadan are hitting 3-4-5 for the Chicago Cubs. They've combined for 20 homers, or half the total of the injured Sammy Sosa.Jeff Bagwell has joined the 20-20 club. Last week, he picked up his 20th steal, and he'd already hit more than 20 homers.Texas catcher Ivan Rodriguez has picked off 10 runners at first this year.
January 18, 1997
The 75 players who filed for salary arbitration yesterday and will exchange salary figures with their teams Tuesday:American LeagueOrioles (5) -- Jeffrey Hammonds, OF; Terry Mathews, RHP; Alan Mills, RHP; Mike Mussina, RHP; Arthur Rhodes, LHP. Anaheim (1) -- Allen Watson, LHP. Boston (8) -- Jeff Frye, 2B; Reggie Jefferson, 1B; Pat Mahomes, RHP; Troy O'Leary, OF; Aaron Sele, RHP; Heathcliff Slocumb, RHP; John Valentin, SS; Tim Wakefield, RHP. Chicago (2) -- Wilson Alvarez, LHP; Roberto Hernandez, RHP. Detroit (4)
September 12, 1992
Auto racingHonda -- Announced it will withdraw from Formula One competition in 1993 and focus on developing energy efficient cars.Lotus -- Re-signed Mika Hakkinen for the 1993 Formula One season.BaseballAtlanta Braves -- Placed P Mike Bielecki (Dundalk) on the 60-day DL. Called up P Armando Reynoso from Triple-A Richmond. Purchased the contract of 1B Ryan Klesko.Oakland Athletics -- Activated 1B Mark McGwire (.270, 38 HRs, ** 93 RBI), who had been sidelined for three weeks with a rib-cage injury.
November 8, 1997
BaseballAstros: Extended the contracts of manager Larry Dierker and general manager Gerry Hunsicker for one year through 1999. Named Harry Spillman roving minor-league field instructor and Ivan De Jesus roving minor-league, base-running instructor.Braves: Named Jeff Cox manager of Triple-A Richmond. Announced RHP Mike Bielecki (Dundalk) declined an outright assignment to Richmond and will be a free agent.Cardinals: Declined to exercise their 1998 option on 3B Scott Livingstone.Indians: Exercised their 1998 option on RHP Charles Nagy.
December 20, 1996
BaseballAngels: Agreed to terms with P Todd Van Poppel.Astros: Agreed to terms with OF Luis Gonzalez on $1 million contract. Agreed to terms with P Mike Magnante on minor-league contract.Blue Jays: Re-signed P Paul Quantrill and P Woody Williams.Braves: Announced that P Mike Bielecki (Dundalk) accepted salary arbitration. Placed P Ben VanRyn on unconditional release waivers to make room for 2B Mark Lemke.Brewers: Signed P Angel Miranda.Cardinals: Agreed to terms with C Danny Sheaffer.Expos: Agreed to $1.05 million, one-year contract with P Rheal Cormier.
May 1, 1991
Now it's Jose Mesa or bust for the Orioles.For the second straight time in this six-game homestand, the Orioles are faced with salvaging a victory or suffering a sweep. They beat Milwaukee 5-4 on Sunday in that unenviable position.Tonight (7:35, WBAL-AM) they'll try to do it again, this time against Seattle. The Mariners will pitch lefthander Randy Johnson (2-2, 4.94 ERA) in pursuit of a Seattle sweep.Mesa (1-3, 3.33) gets the call for the Orioles, who travel to Rochester for a Thursday exhibition game before launching a nine-game road trip to the West Coast on Friday.