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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Pickoff Moves

Some stuff that may have lately transpired... some old, some new.

Mike Napoli, Baseball's Worst Defensive Catcher

Really? Even worse than Jorge Posada? Apparently so, according to a post at Driveline Mechanics. Jeff Mathis is also net negative runs defensively (-2.0), but still better than Napoli. Russell Martin at -3.3 is also sub-par. Gerald Laird, lately of the Tigers, ranked best (+13.3 total runs). Crazy.

Torii Hunter To Have Surgery To Repair Sports Hernia

I always figured a sports hernia was a euphemism for some kind of testicular injury, but no; it's a consequence of a rupture where the abdominal muscles are thin rather than stemming from a lack of strength. Torii Hunter will have surgery to repair his, and should be back in plenty of time for spring training.

Dallas McPherson Signs Minor League Deal With Oakland

... according to Jerry Krasnick. He had back surgery in July, and missed the rest of the season with the Giants' minor league affiliate in Fresno. Hard to believe he's only 29.

Dodgers Move Luis Guerra, Three Others To 40-Man Roster

The Dodgers added Luis Guerra and three others to the 40-man roster prior to the deadline; the others were Ivan De Jesus, Jr., Trayvon Robinson, and Kenley Jansen.

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