Sunday, April 02, 2006

MLB Rumors Ticker Tape

Doctors have forecast a potential two month sidelining of Cubs pitcher Mark Prior due to discomfort in his throwing arm...A.J. Burnett will miss at least two weeks for Toronto because of broken scar tissue associated with Tommy John surgery...Mike Gonzalez is a lock to keep the closer's job for Pittsburgh...Scott Podsednik's sore groin will prevent him from stealing effectively...The trade of OF David Dellucci from Texas to Philadelphia gives the Phillies a backup lefthanded bat in case righty Pat Burrell goes down to injury while the deal provides Texas with 3B Hank Blalock's little brother Hank and fills the Rangers need to replace injured SP Adam Eaton with promising hurler Robinson Tejeda.