Archive for Wednesday, June 27, 2007

MLB briefs

June 27, 2007


Bonds will donate artifact to hall

San Francisco - Barry Bonds agreed Tuesday to provide the Hall of Fame with an artifact when he breaks Hank Aaron's record with his 756th home run, perhaps a batting helmet.

Bonds met with Hall of Fame vice president Jeff Idelson for about 40 minutes to discuss what the San Francisco slugger might donate to Cooperstown, and Bonds initially suggested a batting helmet, though nothing had been finalized. This came after earlier comments by Bonds that made it unclear if he would donate anything, with him saying, "I'm not worried about the Hall. I take care of me."

Percival back in majors

New York - Almost two years after he retired, Troy Percival returned to the big leagues. The St. Louis Cardinals called up the former All-Star closer on Tuesday, hoping he can help a bullpen that has struggled this season.

Big Unit to return to Arizona's rotation

Phoenix - Randy Johnson will return to the Arizona Diamondbacks' rotation on Thursday, 10 days after he was diagnosed with a herniated disk in his back.

The 43-year-old lefty, who went on the disabled list June 11, will face the Los Angeles Dodgers in the final game of a four-game series at Chase Field.

Clemens attends funeral

Baltimore - Roger Clemens missed his first game since rejoining the New York Yankees, skipping their contest against the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night to attend a funeral.

Tejada out until August

Baltimore - Injured Baltimore Orioles shortstop Miguel Tejada won't be able to resume baseball activities for at least a month because of a fractured left wrist, and could be sidelined well into August.


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