Thursday, March 30, 2006

MLB Rumors News Ticker

Texas SP Adam Eaton will be out for nearly a month, maybe more, after straining the same finger he injured last year...Rob Quinlan and Juan Rivera, a DH platoon, have the inside track along with Tim Salmon to make the final cut for the Angels, with Dallas McPherson, Kendry Morales and Howie Kendrick being sent down...San Francisco SP Jason Schmidt's sparkling spring has won him the opening day assignment...San Diego's Ryan Klesko may miss time with an ailing shoulder, resulting in the opening day 1B job going to Adrian Gonzalez...Scott Podsednik of the White Sox, who has missed time with a strained groin, should be ready by opening day...Claimed off waivers from the Red Sox, Tony Graffanino hit a grand slam for the Royals...Jim Thome of the White Sox went 10-16 with six homers in his last four games.