By Joe Christensen
As La Velle posted earlier, Arizona acquired RHP Kevin Mulvey on waivers today, and he essentially became the player to be named in Friday’s trade for RHP John Rauch.
Mulvey was one of four players the Twins received from the Mets for Johan Santana in February 2008. He went 5-8 with a 3.93 ERA in 24 starts this season for Class AAA Rochester.
The Twins have promoted Brian Buscher from Class AAA Rochester, something that sounded a week away just Tuesday.
Updates to come.
Update: The big news here is that Souhan is on Twitter. If you know Jim at all, you’re laughing right now. Follow him at @SouhanStrib.
Brian Buscher was scheduled to land at 5:30 and will be in uniform tonight.
I spent some time around the White Sox pregame and wondered if I should have written my morning post about how the Thome deal could actually make them more dangerous.
They sure didn’t sound dangerous. I think Thome is such a classy guy, they’re just missing him right now. “I don’t think it’s hit us yet. I keep thinking he’s going to walk through the door,” Paul Konerko said.
Ozzie Guillen said this is not like the team’s infamous White Flag trade in 1997.
“Not really because we can cover that hole [at DH],” Guillen said. “Are we going to cover the home runs, the on-base percentage? No, of course not. But we’re a different team.”
Guillen also said he’s not counting on getting anything out of Jake Peavy this season. Not that Peavy can’t come back eventually, but Guillen said the comebacker off Peavy’s elbow might have set him back two weeks.
After the Thome and Contreras trades and with rosters expanding today, the White Sox have five new players here: INF Chris Getz, OF DeWayne Wise, INF Josh Fields, RHP Carlos Torres (who will start Thursday against the Cubs) and C Tyler Flowers.
WHITE SOX (64-68)
1. Scott Podsednik, CF
2. Gordon Beckham, 3B
3. A.J. Pierzynski, C
4. Paul Konerko, 1B
5. Jermaine Dye, DH
6. Carlos Quentin, LF
7. Chris Getz, 2B
8. Alex Rios, RF
9. Alexei Ramirez, SS
Starting pitcher: LH John Danks (12-8, 3.82 ERA)
1. Denard Span, CF
2. Orlando Cabrera, SS
3. Joe Mauer, C
4. Justin Morneau, 1B
5. Jason Kubel, DH
6. Michael Cuddyer, RF
7. Brendan Harris, 3B
8. Delmon Young, LF
9. Alexi Casilla, 2B
Starting pitcher: RH Jeff Manship (0-0, 5.14 ERA)
Metrodome. First pitch: 7:10 p.m. TV: FSN