Posted on: June 10, 2010 2:08 pm

Tigers' Ordonez scratched

Tigers outfielder Magglio Ordonez was a late scratch for today's game against the White Sox after being in the original lineup. He's dealing with a sore left oblique muscle and hasn't played since Sunday. He's batting .312 with 41 RBI.

-- David Andriesen

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Category: MLB
Posted on: June 10, 2010 1:11 am

Tigers place Perry on DL

The Tigers placed right-handed reliever Ryan Perry on the 15-day disabled list with bicipital tendonitis in his right shoulder and called up right-hander Enrique Gonzalez.

Perry threw a bullpen on Wednesday, but felt pain in his shoulder and was shut down, according to MLB.com's Jason Beck .

"His control has not been good," Tigers manager Jim Leyland told reporters. "And normally when you see a guy that had real good control early in the season all of a sudden kind of lost that control, there's usually a red flag there. There's usually a message there that something's not quite right."

Gonzalez, 29, was 4-5 with a 3.46 ERA as a starter for Triple-A Toledo.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: June 9, 2010 8:25 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 12:12 pm

Familiar surnames in draft

Through 50 rounds of the MLB Draft, several familiar names -- or at least last names -- are picked . Among those kin to current or former big-leaguers drafted:

• Delino Deshields Jr. (1st round, Astros), son of Delino Deshields.
• Cam Bedrosian (1st round, Angels), son of Steve Bedrosian.
• Kellen Sweeney (2nd round, Blue Jays), brother of Mark Sweeney.
• Mel Rojas Jr. (3rd round, Pirates), son of Mel Rojas.
• Cory Vaughn (4th round, Mets), son of Greg Vaughn.
• James Baldwin III (4th round, Dodgers), son of James Baldwin.
• Dickie Thon Jr. (5th round, Blue Jays), son of Dickie Thon.
• Connor Narron (5th round, Orioles), son of Jerry Narron.
• Drew Cisco (6th round, Reds), grandson of Galen Cisco.
• Patrick Leyland (8th round, Tigers), son of Jim Leyland.
• Benjamin Gamel (9th round, Yankees), brother of Mat Gamel.
• JaDamion Williams (10th round, Twins), son of Reggie Williams.
• Reggie Williams Jr. (10th round, Cardinals), son of Reggie Williams.
• Hunter Jones (11th round, Indians), son of Tracy Jones.
• Josh Magee (18th round, Astros), son of Wendell Magee.
• Dillon Moyer (22nd round, Twins), son of Jamie Moyer.
• Ozney Guillen (22nd round, White Sox), son of Ozzie Guillen.
• Mark Tracy (22nd round, Rockies), son of Jim Tracy.
• Bryan Harper (28th round, Cubs), brother of Bryce Harper.
• Brett Bochy (30th round, Giants), son of Bruce Bochy.
• Benito Santiago Jr. (31st round, Cubs), son of Benito Santiago.
• Andy Fermin (32nd round, Blue Jays), son of Felix Fermin.
• Devon Ethier (32nd round, Dodgers), brother of Andre Ethier.
• Logan Thompson (33rd round, Indians), son of Robby Thompson.
• Andrew Benes (35th round, Cardinals), son of Andy Benes, nephew of Alan Benes.
• Bobby Geren (36th round, A's), son of Bob Geren.
• Jake May (39th round, Reds), grandson of Lee May.
• Bo McClendon (39th round, Tigers), son of Lloyd McClendon.
• John Franco (42nd round, Mets), son of John Franco.
• Chad Wallach (43rd round, Dodgers), son of Tim Wallach.
• Benjamin Verlander (46th round, Tigers), brother of Justin Verlander.
• Joesph Jackson (50th round, Royals), great-great-grandnephew of "Shoeless" Joe Jackson.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: June 8, 2010 5:09 pm

Tigers exec quits -- during draft

Too much warring in the Tigers' war room?

Glenn Ezell, Detroit's director of player development, quit today during the draft. Assistant general manager Al Avila wil assume his duties for now. Ezell, 65, had held the post since 2007 and also has served as a bench coach and bullpen coach for the Tigers.

Both sides released the standard polite announcements, but there's surely more to this story.


-- David Andriesen

Category: MLB
Tags: Tigers
Posted on: June 8, 2010 9:14 am
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:23 am

Obama: Selig right in not overturning call

Commissioner Bud Selig has taken a lot of heat in the past week, but perhaps he can take comfort in having the support of the leader of the free world.

President Obama said in an interview today that Selig did the right thing when he decided not to overturn the call that cost Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga a perfect game. Obama said baseball should look at instant replay.

The president also commended the display of sportsmanship by umpire Jim Joyce, who admitted and apologized for his mistake.

"I thought that showed something about sportsmanship that you don't see enough of in America today," Obama told Matt Lauer on "The Today Show".

Details and clip here .

-- David Andriesen, CBSSports.com

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