Just a few lunch time notes to pass along:
- The Detroit Tigers activated Carlos Guillen from their disabled list today. To make room for Guillen on the roster, the Tigers designated former EKU Colonel and Lexington Legend Josh Anderson for assignment. Hopefully Josh, who still holds the distinction as the only Kentucky native to play for the Legends, catches on somewhere else.
- Sports Illustrated’s John Heyman passes on an interesting nugget about Mark Buehrle’s perfect game in his latest column. Heyman said that Buehrle is one of only six pitchers with multiple no-hitters, with at least one perfect game. The other five pitchers: Randy Johnson, Sandy Koufax, Addie Joss, Cy Young and Kentucky native and current U. S. Rep. Jim Bunning.
- The Astros recalled former Legend Edwin Maysonet to replace injured first baseman Lance Berkman on the roster. Maysonet is batting .315 with one home run an 7 RBI in 19 games for Houston this season.
- Aaron Fitt at Baseball America has an interesting story about the NCAA’s plan to ban all composite bats. This has impact in Kentucky for not only the state’s college teams, but also the chief bat producer Louisville Slugger.
- Jason Stark passed on a ton a deadline rumors in his “Rumblings and Grumblings” column. For the BluGrass audience, he mentions that the Dodgers have scouted several relievers included former UK pitcher Scott Downs, now the closer for the Blue Jays.
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