Around the Majors: Alomar’s retiring

1) Roberto Alomar, who is the Devil Rays camp, removed himself from yesterday’s game after the 1st inning and is expected to announce his retirement.

Alomar has a .814 career OPS, compared to his league average of .754, and 318 RCAA in 2379 games.

Among 2B, he’s tied for 6th on the career RCAA list–

1    Rogers Hornsby              951   
2    Eddie Collins               752   
3    Nap Lajoie                  703   
4    Joe Morgan                  663   
5    Charlie Gehringer           444   
T6   Roberto Alomar              318   
T6   Craig Biggio                318   
8    Lou Whitaker                266   
9    Cupid Childs                259   
10   Larry Doyle                 253   

Among 2B, he’s tied for 5th in 40+ RCAA seasons–

1    Rogers Hornsby           10   
2    Eddie Collins             8   
T3   Nap Lajoie                7   
T3   Joe Morgan                7   
T5   Roberto Alomar            5   
T5   Charlie Gehringer         5   
T7   Cupid Childs              4   
T7   Craig Biggio              4   
T9   Rod Carew                 3   
T9   Jackie Robinson           3   

2) The Dodgers are reportedly close to a trade that would send P Kazuhisa Ishii to the Mets for C Jason Phillips.

3) The Whitesox sent INFs Josh Fields and Pedro Lopez and Ps Bobby Jenks and Sean Tracey to the minors.

4) The Cubs sent INFs Richard Lewis and Danny Klassen, OF Peter Bergeron and C Geovany Soto to the minors.

5) The Braves sent 1B Scott Thorman, SS Tony Pena Jr., 3B Andy Marte, OFs Kelly Johnson and Billy McCarthy and Ps Kyle Davies, Jorge Vasquez, Anthony Lerew and Blaine Boyer to the minors.

6) The Angels sent INFs Kendry Morales, Callaspo and Erick Aybar, OF Brian Gordon, Cs Jeff Mathis and Tom Gregorio and Ps Dustin Moseley and Ervin Santana to the minors.

7) The Marlins sent INFs Josh Wilson and Derek Wathan and P Logan Kensing.

8) The Devil Rays sent P Jeff Niemann to the minors.

9) The Redsox sent SS Hanley Ramirez, INF Dave Berg, INF-OF Simon Pond, C Kelly Shoppach and Ps Denney Tomori and Kris Wilson to the minors.

10) The Padres sent 1B Paul McAnulty, SS J.J. Furmaniak, C Humberto Quintero, OFs Ben Johnson and Jon Knott and P Justin Germano to the minors.

11) The Mariners sent C Kit Pellow and P Masao Kida to the minors.

12) The Astros sent SS Tommy Whiteman to the minors.

13) The BlueJays sent Ps Chad Gaudin and Francisco Rosario to the minors.

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14) The Brewers sent INF Matt Erickson, OF Nelson Cruz and Ps Andy Pratt and Sam Narron to the minors and released P Rigo Beltran.

15) The Diamondbacks sent Ps Edgar Gonzalez, Bill Murphy, Adam Peterson and Jason Bulger to the minors.

16) The Indians sent OF Franklin Gutierrez and P Andrew Brown to the minors.

Note on the ATM reports–I don’t think there will be a report tomorrow, but I can’t absolutely rule it out.

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