John Rocker was sent down to the Minor Leagues onMonday, one day after a threatening conversation with a Sports Illustrated reporter.
The Tampa Bay Devil Rays released Gooden and shortstop Kevin Stocker on Thursday and recalled infielder Felix Martinez and selected pitcher Doug Creek from Triple-A Durham.
The Minnesota Twins claimed third baseman Casey Blake off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.
Pat Burrell, the top pick in the 1998 First-Year Player Draft, was called up by the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday.
Rickey Henderson, released by the New York Mets over the weekend, reached agreement Wednesday night to play for the Seattle Mariners.
Potential ace starter Ryan Rupe
has been taking quite a beating this season so far, so the D-Rays decided
to give the kid a break. The team sent Rupe back to Triple-A Durham to
get his game back together. The minor-league stint is not expected to be
a lengthy one.
After getting off to a horrendous
start to the 2000 season, Minnesota Twins second baseman Todd Walker found
himself on the way to the minors, as the club sent him down on Thursday.
Walker has since requested a trade.
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