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A few links from a day off
Posted By Chad Jennings On April 8, 2010 @ 9:43 pm In Notes | 226 Comments
• Details continue to emerge about the investigation into Alex Rodriguez . The Times is reporting that federal investigators want to talk to Rodriguez associates who might know how much time and money he spent in connection to Dr. Tony Galea.
• Hideki Matsui is in the outfield tonight for the Angels . Mike Scioscia announced yesterday that he planned to put Matsui in the field, and sure enough he’s playing left and batting clean up.
• Austin Jackson is off to a strong start with Detroit . Today he had his second straight two-hit day and he has five hits through his first three games. Johnny Damon had two hits in the Tigers opener but went hitless yesterday and today.
• Rays’ No. 3 starter Jeff Niemann left tonight’s game after 12 pitches . He was hit in the shoulder by a comebacker in the second inning. That forced the Rays into their bullpen early, one day before they play the Yankees.
• Chris Garcia was pulled from tonight’s Double-A start in the middle in the sixth inning . Mike Ashmore reports that Garcia seemed to be hurt because he left mid-batter, and only after the trainer met him on the mound. If he’s hurt, that’s one more tough break for the talented righty. Keep checking Ashmore’s blog for updates.
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 Details continue to emerge about the investigation into Alex Rodriguez: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/08/sports/baseball/08arod.html?ref=sports
 Hideki Matsui is in the outfield tonight for the Angels: http://losangeles.angels.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100407&content_id=9127378&vkey=news_ana&fext=.jsp&c_id=ana
 Austin Jackson is off to a strong start with Detroit: http://mlb.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?player_id=457706
 Rays’ No. 3 starter Jeff Niemann left tonight’s game after 12 pitches: http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100408&content_id=9152678&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb
 Chris Garcia was pulled from tonight’s Double-A start in the middle in the sixth inning: http://thunderbaseball.wordpress.com/2010/04/08/garcia-leaves-game-with-apparent-injury/