Around the Majors: Redsox are staying in Fenway

1) The Redsox announced they plan on making renovations to Fenway Park and will continue to play their indefinitely.

2) The Pirates released P Albie Lopez.

Lopez has a 4.94 ERA/-26 RSAA in 297 career games and didn’t pitch in the majors in 2004.

3) The Braves claimed 2B Jason Bourgeois off waivers from the Rangers.

4) Orioles P Sidney Ponson was involved in another fight. Ponson, who is currently facing assault charges in Aruba, had an altercation in a local restaurant. According to his teammates, he was defending himself.

5) The Redsox sent INF Tim Hummel, C Jeff Bailey and Ps Lenny DiNardo, Mark Malaska, Scott Cassidy and Jason Kershner to the minors.

6) Lary Sorensen was sentenced to 23-60 months in prison, for his 6th DWI conviction, along with 11 months for violation of probation in a 2003 case, while he was given credit for 99 days that he’s already served.

Sorensen pitched for 7 teams from 1977-88. He had a 4.15 career ERA, compared to his league average of 3.96, and -30 RSAA in 346 games.

7) According to the Detroit News, Tigers OF Bobby Higginson might be in danger of being released.

Higginson is having a bad spring and lost his starting job when Magglio Ordonez was signed as a free agent.

8) The Twins sent Ps Scott Baker and Dave Gassner to the minors.

9) The Mariners sent C Wiki Gonzalez and Ps Jorge Campillo and Aaron Lopez to the minors.

10) The Diamondbacks sent C Craig Ansman and P Shane Nance to the minors.

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