Arroyo: I May Be On Steroid List

From ESPN:

Bronson Arroyo, a former Boston Red Sox teammate of Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz, said he would not be surprised to find his name on a list of 104 ballplayers who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003, after he had heard a then-legal supplement he was using was tainted with steroids, the...

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Minors Recap, 7/30

Scranton falls to Durham, 6-2 (7 innings, game 1 of doubleheader)

  • Ivan Nova pitched a complete (7 inning) game and took the loss, giving up 6 runs (5 earned) on 6 hits and 3 walks, and struck out 2.
  • Kevin Russo was 2 for 3 with a steal.
  • Ramiro Pena, Austin Jackson, and Shelley Duncan were each 0...
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Hal strikes again?

The Yankees contacted the Royals about Brian Bannister—who has taken steps in the right direction this year—however, according to Jayson Stark and Buster Olney (ESPN), the talks didn’t progress because the Yankees asked the Royals to pay the remaining $650,000 that’s left on Bannister’s contract. Strange development, huh? The Royals were probably insulted by...

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Frugality versus necessity

From Joel Sherman (NY Post):

The Yanks are among the teams that have checked in on Washburn. However, as of this afternoon the two sides still had not discussed names. In addition, Hal Steinbrenner has ruled that the team cannot take on significant money the rest of the season. That is a huge reason why...

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Wish I was happier about this: Big Papi on The List

Remember back to February, when Papi had this to say:

David Ortiz is fed up with his sport being sullied by one steroids story after another. His solution: more testing and more severe punishments.

I think you clean up the game by the testing,” Ortiz said at Red Sox camp in Fort Myers, Fla. “I test you, you test positive, you’re going to be out. Period.

Ortiz, who emerged as one of the premier sluggers in the game in 2003 with Boston after spending six largely forgettable years in Minnesota, believes all players on all teams should be tested three or four times a year, and any players testing positive should be banned for the rest of that season.

If I test positive by using any kind of banned substance, I’m going to disrespect my family, the game, the fans and everybody,” Ortiz said. “And I don’t want to be put in that situation.…

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What To Do With Joba

From John Harper:

Except all indications are that he will be back in the bullpen by then, as he has now accumulated 110 innings, which might leave him only a handful of starts before the Yankees put the brakes on him.
And with Chien-Ming Wang officially out for the season after undergoing shoulder surgery yesterday,...

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