Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

New York Yankees near deal to acquire Lance Berkman

PHOENIX — The Diamondbacks traded RHP Edwin Jackson to the White Sox on Friday for rookie RHP Dan Hudson and minor-league LHP David Holmberg.

Jackson, 27, is 6-10 with a 5.16 ERA. That includes a no-hitter against his former team the Rays on June 25. He is owed about $10 million on a contract that runs through 2011.

"I have nothing but good things to say about Edwin," Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said. "We hate to lose him.

Hudson, 23, has been one of Chicago's top prospects, going 30-13 with a 2.90 ERA in 57 minor-league games since being drafted in 2008. In three major-league starts this year, he is 1-1 with a 6.32 ERA.

Holmberg, 19, a 2009 pick, is 3-3 with a 4.02 ERA in 21 games (14 starts) in rookie ball.

Nationals-Rangers: The agent for Washington INF Cristian Guzman said he has approved a trade to Texas. Players with 10 years in the majors, including five with their current club, can't be traded without their consent. Nationals GM Mike Rizzo said he expects the deal to be finalized today, which would be two days after Rangers 2B Ian Kinsler went on the DL with a strained left groin.

Zambrano returns: The Cubs reinstated RHP Carlos Zambrano. He was suspended June 26, a day after his dugout altercation with teammate Derrick Lee. Also, RH reliever Bob Howry was released. He was 0-3 with a 5.66 ERA after signing May 21.

A's: LHP Brett Anderson, out since June 4 with a sore left elbow, was activated. And closer Andrew Bailey went on the DL with a strained right rib cage muscle retroactive to July 20. The team expects him to return when eligible on Aug. 6.

Braves: RHP Kris Medlen left in the sixth after being hit on the right forearm by a pitch. His status has not been determined.

Indians: RHP Mitch Talbot went on the DL with a strained lower back. Talbot was acquired from the Rays for C Kelly Shoppach last offseason. Also, DH Travis Hafner missed his second game because of a sore right shoulder.

Mets: LF Jason Bay went on the DL with a concussion. He was hurt July 23 when he crashed into a bullpen gate while going after a ball.

Phillies: SS Jimmy Rollins returned after missing three games with a bruised left foot.

Tigers: RHP Armando Galarraga, who earlier this year lost a perfect game because of an umpire's blown call, left in the fifth after being hit in the right ankle with a liner. His status hasn't been determined. Also, OF Johnny Damon sat with back spasms and is day to day.

Twins: 1B Justin Morneau, out with a concussion since July 7, played catch and took swings, but there is no timetable for his return. GM Bill Smith said Morneau probably will need a rehab stint before returning.

Rangers sale: A bankruptcy judge rejected a last-minute bid from MLB's preferred buyer, finalizing an auction set for Wednesday and likely to include Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. A group led by Hall of Famer and Texas team president Nolan Ryan offered $520 million and removed side deals that creditors said benefitted owner Tom Hicks. Creditors blocked a previous sale to Ryan's group because of the deals.

Ump out: Plate umpire Wally Bell left the Orioles-Royals game in the sixth with heat exhaustion and dehydration. Bell, 45, who had open heart surgery in 1999, wasn't taken to a hospital, but his status is unknown.

New York Yankees near deal to acquire Lance Berkman 07/30/10 [Last modified: Saturday, July 31, 2010 12:17am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. James Wilder Jr. back at running Canada


    Remember when former Plant High star and Florida State running back James Wilder Jr. announced he was switching to linebacker?

    That was short-lived, apparently.

  2. Cup-winning Lightning captain Dave Andreychuk makes Hockey Hall of Fame

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — Hall of Fame coach Scotty Bowman said Dave Andreychuk's name has surfaced often the past eight years with the selection committee.

    30 Oct 2001:  Left wing Dave Andreychuk #25 of the Tampa Bay Lightning skates towards the blue line during the NHL game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada.  The Maple Leafs defeated the Lightning 3-2.  Mandatory Credit:  Dave Sanford /Allsport
  3. Rays acquire slick-fielding shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria from Marlins

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Chaim Bloom said the Rays weren't necessarily in the market for a shortstop. The team has a number of those. But when the Marlins recently began shopping Adeiny Hechavarria, well, that was too much to pass up.

    Adeiny Hechavarria has emerged as one of baseball’s top defensive shortstops in the past three seasons with the Marlins.
  4. Rays at Pirates, 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, Pittsburgh

    The Heater

    Tonight: at Pirates

    7:05, PNC Park

    TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

    Probable pitchers

    Rays: Alex Cobb (6-5, 4.05)

    PORT CHARLOTTE, FL - FEBRUARY 18:  Alex Cobb #53 of the Tampa Bay Rays poses for a portrait during the Tampa Bay Rays photo day on February 18, 2017 at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Floida.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
  5. Lightning journal: Forward Yanni Gourde agrees to two-year deal

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — Just three years ago, Yanni Gourde was fighting to stay in pro hockey.

    Tampa Bay Lightning center Yanni Gourde celebrates after scoring against the Florida Panthers during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, March 11, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) TPA108