According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Red Sox have placed a waiver claim on Nationals shortstop Christian Guzman. Guzman is hitting .315 with a .333 OBP and .770 OPS. The report said that it was unclear whether the Red Sox had been awarded the claim (which would require nearly every other team in the majors to have passed on him). If, however, the Sox are awarded the claim, they could either agree on a trade with the Nats to acquire the shortstop; the Nats could simply allow the Sox to claim Guzman and the remainder of a two-year, $16 million deal that runs through 2010; or, if a deal cannot be worked out, the Nationals could pull Guzman off of waivers and keep him.
NEW YORK -- The Red Sox' hole in the American League East continued to grow, as Boston dropped 5.5 games behind New York in the American League East with a 5-0 loss to the Yankees on Saturday. For the second straight night, a Yankees starter logged 7.2 shutout innings. After A.J. Burnett did the trick on Friday, CC Sabathia repeated the feat on Saturday, striking out nine and allowing just two hits.
Though Clay Buchholz was excellent (six innings, two runs), he had no margin for error. The Yankees did their damage against him on the strength of a Mark Teixeira run-scoring single to right in the third and a Jose Molina sac fly in the sixth. Derek Jeter later added a two-run homer against reliever Enrique Gonzalez.
NEW YORK -- On a day when his "good friend" David Ortiz held a press conference to shed some light on his positive test for a performance-enhancing substance in 2003, Yankees star Alex Rodriguez reflected on having gone through a very similar ordeal (albeit with a different sort of admission) six months earlier. Rodriguez admitted in a press conference in spring training to having taken steroids from 2001-2003, and said that since that time, he has felt a great burden has been off of his shoulders.
“I’m so proud of the way things came out. I took a lot of things off my chest and to me since that press conference I feel like a new man. I feel like I’ve been embraced by not only the city of New York, but my teammates, my coaches and my manager. I feel liberated by just the way I came out and did things," said Rodriguez, who said that he did not watch Ortiz' press conference. "David’s a good...
The Red Sox released a lengthy statement on Saturday afternoon following David Ortiz's press conference in conjunction with the MLBPA, and firmly backed their designated hitter's claims that he never bought or used steroids. In addition, the statement lauded Ortiz for his personal efforts to look into the New York Times report and mentioned "substantial uncertainties and ambiguities" surrounding the supposed list of 104 players that tested positive for performance-enhancers back in 2003. Here's the full statement released by the Red Sox:
The Players Association made clear in its public statement today that there are substantial uncertainties and ambiguity surrounding the list of 104 names from the 2003 survey test. Indeed, there is even uncertainty about the number of players on this 2003 government list, whether it is 104, 96, 83, or less. Many of those uncertainties apparently relate to the use of then-legal nutritional...
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