By Joe Christensen
Heading over to the ballpark after working the phones today. Nothing Earth shattering to report, but a couple tidbits:
(*) The Twins are competing with the Tigers for LaTroy Hawkins. Lots of bullpen issues for the Tigers and they were interested in signing him last winter.
(*) La Velle and I have spoken to different Dodgers people who say they have no interest in Adam Everett. At least not in a trade. Team had a meeting this month to discuss shortstop options, and listed Cristian Guzman (before he signed his latest deal), Jack Wilson and Ronny Cedeno. Everett’s name didn’t come up.
Updates to come…
Update (3:20 p.m.)
(*) I was on Charley Steiner’s radio show (“The Baseball Beat,” XM 175) today, when the earth started shaking all around him. Turns out, Southern California was hit by an earthquake today — magnitude 5.4 — but Charlie’s OK.
(*) Ben Revere has missed the past three games at Class A with an ankle injury. Was told it wasn’t serious on Sunday, but he has yet to return to the lineup. Benny, of course, is batting .399.
(*) Anthony Swarzak has been promoted to Class AAA Rochester and will make his first start for the Red Wings on Wednesday at Pawtucket.
(*) Was told Charley Steiner’s quote when they came back for the next segment was, “Joe Christensen shook the ground with his words.”
Well, I do have that effect.