The Colorado Rockies have signed RHP Russ Ortiz and 1B Jason Giambi.
Ortiz was with Triple-A Scranton before opting out of his deal last week. The Big G was with Oakland and was released. He’ll play in Triple-A until Sept. 1. Hey, if he gets a few hits off the bench down the stretch it’s worth the price as gets only the prorated minimum from the Rockies.
As for the media game, I think the final was 13-2 New York. We avenged our loss last season in fine fashion. I think all of us contributed in some way, which made it a lot of fun. Tyler and Bob Klapisch did fine work on the mound and we had the bats working. It was great to play hardball again, especially on a big-league field.
Record: Pete Caldera, Bob Klapisch. Ledger: Marc Carig. Newsday: Ken Davidoff, Erik Boland. Times: Jack Curry, Tyler Kepner. News: Mark Feinsand, Pete Botte, Anthony McCarron, John Harper. SI: Tom Verducci. MLB.com: Bryan Hoch.
Ken was the GM and helped organize the team. Anthony was the manager. Thanks to the Red Sox for getting the field ready and being such gracious hosts.