Former agent Jeff Moorad has been introduced as the CEO and vice chairman of the San Diego Padres, and he confirms that ex-NFL quarterback Troy Aikman is a partner in his ownership group. Several other businessmen are involved in Moorad’s group, which has taken control of approximately 35 percent of the club and expects to own it all within five years.
Tejada gets probation
Washington — With an apology to Congress, baseball and the kids who looked up to him, All-Star shortstop Miguel Tejada received a sentence of one year probation Thursday for misleading Congress about the use of performance-enhancing drugs.
Tejada faced possible prison time, but U.S. Magistrate Judge Alan Kay issued a sentence of one year of unsupervised release, 100 hours of community service and a $5,000 fine. Kay waived drug testing often required of other convicts on probation and said he wouldn’t restrict the Houston Astros player’s travel.
Boone has heart surgery
Houston — Astros third baseman Aaron Boone had open heart surgery in California on Thursday to replace a bicuspid aortic valve.