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Orioles scouting report: Marlins update: Florida took two of three from the Yankees this past weekend and has gone a combined 6-3 against the Blue Jays, Red Sox and Yankees this month. Florida star shortstop Hanley Ramirez is 12-for-33 over his past nine games, and he broke a 26-game homerless streak with a two-run shot off Brett Tomko on Sunday. First baseman Jorge Cantu hit seven homers in April, but he has only two since. Outfielder Cody Ross is having a strong June with a .294 average, five homers and 13 RBIs in 19 games. Kiko Calero, who had a 2.01 ERA and a team-leading 36 appearances, went on the disabled list Sunday, robbing the Marlins of one of their top relievers. The Orioles have lost eight of nine games at Dolphin Stadium, which has since been renamed Land Shark Stadium. They are 5-13 all time against the Marlins.
Marlins invite Calero, Standridge: On Thursday morning, the Marlins announced the signings of right-handed pitchers Kiko Calero and Jason Standridge as non-roster invitees. Florida now has 26 non-roster invitees going to Spring Training, which opens on Feb. 14 in Jupiter, Fla.
Rangers put Benoit on DL:
Joaquin Benoit’s sore right shoulder has finally caught up with him. Benoit, who said his shoulder hasn’t been 100 percent all season, was put on the 15-day disabled list Saturday. Benoit has pitched just six times in the last month and has been mostly ineffective all season, posting a 3-2 record with a 5.60 ERA. There’s no timetable on Benoit’s return. His immediate focus is strengthening the arm."I have to be aware that I have to be 100 percent before I can be in a game,"Benoit said."I’ve felt like I can pitch, but I haven’t been 100 percent."Benoit’s roster spot was taken by Dustin Nippert, who had his contract purchased from Oklahoma. Nippert will serve as a long reliever after working as a starter for the RedHawks. Nippert was 6-2 for Oklahoma, including a no-hitter. Nippert made six appearances earlier this year with the Rangers, going 1-2 with a 16.62 ERA.Padilla updateVicente Padilla said his sore right shoulder was still bothering him Saturday. The Rangers hope Padilla can throw a bullpen session today and make his scheduled start against the Angels on Wednesday."That’s four days away,"Rangers manager Ron Washington said of Padilla’s chances of making the start."I think we better wait until we get a little closer. We just have to wait and see if he can make his bullpen [session]."Washington said the team has discussed options if Eric Hurley or Padilla can’t make their starts. One would be Matt Harrison, who is scheduled to pitch for Oklahoma on Tuesday.Hurley optimisticRangers starter Eric Hurley said his sore left hamstring felt better Saturday, and he believes he’ll be ready for his Tuesday start against Los Angeles. Hurley was scratched from Saturday’s game after the hamstring tightened up on him."I should be fine,"Hurley said."I played catch today and it felt good. I don’t see it being any problem."Saltalamacchia hurt?Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia left Saturday’s game during a sixth inning at-bat with a right groin strain. He was replaced by Max Ramirez, leaving the Rangers with only one healthy catcher. Ron Washington doesn’t think Saltalamacchia’s injury is serious, and he’s available today."He just tweaked his groin a little bit and we didn’t want to take a chance with him in the box, especially with the torque you’ve got to have to swing the bat,"Washington said."All we needed was for him to take a swing at something and make it worse than what it is."BrieflyStarter A.J. Murray has yet to throw since going on the disabled list June 4 with a strained left rotator cuff. Doug Mathis, on the DL since June 20 with right shoulder inflammation, is now playing long toss.The Rangers signed former Oakland reliever Kiko Calero to a minor league contract and assigned him to Oklahoma.
Casilla off the DL, throwing 97 mph: Santiago Casilla came off the disabled list Thursday, as expected, and the A's made the anticipated corresponding move, designating reliever Kiko Calero for assignment. Calero, who worked a scoreless inning the night before, said two days earlier that he will...
Rehabbing A's pitchers have timelines: Three A's pitchers will take steps next week toward returning to the roster. Rich Harden (shoulder) and Keith Foulke (neck) have rehab starts, while Kiko Calero is scheduled to throw back-to-back days for the first time as he rehabs a torn right rotator cuff
Roster For Japan Trip set: The A's announced their travel list for Tokyo, and everyone remaining in camp, except nonroster outfielder Todd Linden and injured players Eric Chavez, Chad Gaudin, Carlos Gonzalez and Kiko Calero, will be on the plane. That means spots for extra outfielder...
Calero, A's agree on one-year deal: Less than a day after allowing Kiko Calero to become a free agent by not offering the arbitration-eligible reliever a contract before Wednesday's 9 p.m. PT deadline, the A's reached agreement with Calero on a one-year deal for 2008.
A's don't tender offer to reliever Calero: The A's didn't tender arbitration-eligible righty Kiko Calero a contract before Wednesday's 9 p.m. PT deadline, allowing Calero to become a free agent, but assistant general manager David Forst said the club is hopeful that an agreement can be reached with the veteran reliever for the 2008 season.
Calero looks sharp, appears close to return: Kiko Calero threw 30 pitches and appeared sharp in a simulated game before batting practice Thursday, and he'll probably be back in the A's bullpen today or, more likely, Saturday. Perhaps the most interesting thing to come out of Calero's...
Notes: Calero throws simulated game: Oakland received a little bit of sunshine Thursday when reliever Kiko Calero threw 30 pitches in a simulated game. But less than an hour after Calero's successful session on the mound, manager Bob Geren told the media that Eric Chavez and Mark Kotsay would be out of Game 1 of the A's four-game set against the Mariners.
Calero will be back in action soon: Kiko Calero threw 30 pitches and appeared sharp in a simulated game before batting practice Thursday, and he'll probably be back in the A's bullpen today or, more likely, Saturday. Perhaps the most interesting thing to come out of Calero's...
'Achy' feeling sends Harden out of game: On a day in which the A's already had put one reliever, Kiko Calero, on the disabled list, Rich Harden came out after throwing only one of his two scheduled innings Monday because he felt "achy" in the back of his right shoulder, the area where an impingement...
A'S NOTEBOOK / Harden 'achy' after 1 inning: On a day in which the A's already had put one reliever, Kiko Calero, on the disabled list, Rich Harden came out after throwing just one of his two scheduled innings Monday because he felt "achy" in the back of his right shoulder, the area where an impingement...
Calero likely to go on DL -- shoulder: Closer Huston Street is out, setup man Justin Duchscherer is out and now setup man Kiko Calero is likely to join both on the disabled list today. Calero said he has a tired right shoulder, something like a "dead arm'' that has bothered him for six...
Cards turn tables on A's with 15-6 rout (AP):
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Juan Encarnacion did the little things to get the St. Louis offense going again. So Taguchi did his share, too. Chris Duncan provided the power stroke with a pinch-hit grand slam. Encarnacion doubled to extend his hitting streak to 16 games and drove in three runs, Taguchi had three RBIs, and the Cardinals bounced back from a rout a night earlier with a lopsided 15-6 victory of their own over the...
Stewart, Calero the heroes in A's victory: While it was Shannon Stewart's two-out, two-run, pinch-hit single in the 10th inning that gave the visiting A's a 5-3 victory over the rival Giants in the opener of a three-game Interleague series, it never would have happened were it not for what Oakland hopes was a springboard of an outing from righty reliever Kiko Calero.
Calero hoping he's over early-season rough spot: Kiko Calero had a super spring, going unscored upon in 10 appearances. So it's sort of a surprise to see his regular-season numbers so far: The right-handed reliever has allowed five hits and four runs in two-thirds of an inning. "I need to do better...
Seventh inning burst helps M's bury A's, 8-4: Richie Sexson hit his second homer in two games and Yuniesky Betancourt's tiebreaking, two-run shot off Kiko Calero in the seventh inning led the Seattle Mariners to an 8-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.
AL: Mariners off to best start since 1996: Tuesday's AL roundup: Richie Sexson hit his second homer in two games and Yuniesky Betancourt's tiebreaking, two-run shot off Kiko Calero in the seventh inning led the Seattle Mariners to an 8-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics.
Betancourt's blast helps Mariners top A's: Richie Sexson hit his second homer in two games and Yuniesky Betancourt's tiebreaking, two-run shot off Kiko Calero in the seventh inning led the Seattle Mariners to an 8-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.At 2-0, the Mariners are off to their best start since Ken Griffey Jr. and Randy Johnson were stars on the 1996 team.
Mariners 2-0 for first time since 1996 (AP): It's got to be the roof. That's as plausible a reason as any for the recently marooned Seattle Mariners being 2-0 for the first time since 1996. Richie Sexson hit his second homer under the closed roof at Safeco Field in two games. Then Yuniesky Betancourt's tiebreaking, two-run shot off Kiko Calero in the seventh inning allowed the success-starved home crowd to follow an outfield sign's urging to...
Baseball: Late Tuesday game recaps: LATE TUESDAY NIGHT game recaps SEATTLE 8, OAKLAND 4: Richie Sexson hit his second homer in two games, and Yuniesky Betancourt's tiebreaking, two-run shot off Kiko Calero in the seventh inning led the Mariners over the visiting A's. L.A. ANGELS 8, TEXAS 3: Rangers nemesis Vladimir Guerrero hit a solo homer and a pair of RBI singles as the Angels beat the visiting Rangers. N.Y. METS 4, ST. LOUIS 1: Orlando Hernandez's arm and surprising bat, helped the visiting Mets spoil the Cardinals' championship ceremony during
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