MLB notebook: Torre daughter catches baby falling from 2nd floor
The daughter of former Yankees manager Joe Torre is getting props from her dad for catching a baby boy who had tumbled off a second-floor fire escape in Brooklyn.
“I didn't really know what was going to happen. ... You just move into action — you don't really think about it,” Cristina Torre told the New York Daily News.
She was having coffee at a cupcake shop when bystanders saw the 1-year-old dangling from an awning of a frozen yogurt store next door.
“I'm talking to him saying, ‘Don't come down, stay there,' ” she said. “He helped himself with his arms. He was dangling. I knew he would be flipping very soon.”
She said the child “literally landed in my arms.” Torre credited her father, a former big-league player who is MLB's executive vice president of baseball operations, for her “good hand-eye coordination.”
According to police, the child somehow climbed onto the fire escape. He was in stable condition.
The parents were arrested and charged with reckless endangerment.
Carpenter rehab stopped by back injury
Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter's rehab has been put on hold after he injured his lower back in a bullpen session.
The 38-year-old former NL Cy Young winner, sidelined since February with nerve issues on the right side of his body, had been steadily progressing before the back tightened Sunday.
Ramirez says he's not retiring
Slugger Manny Ramirez is leaving Taiwanese team The Rhinos after just 49 games because the club says he misses his family in New York.
The 41-year-old outfielder, who hit .352 with eight home runs and 43 RBI with the Rhinos, said he is not retiring, but hopes to land an offer to play in Japan or the United States, ESPN.com reported.
Pipe caused sewage at A's stadium
A clogged pipe was to blame for a sewage backup at the A's stadium that created a stink and pools of water in the clubhouses used by the A's, the visiting Mariners and the umpires.
The two teams were forced to share the Raiders' locker room a floor above the baseball clubhouses after Sunday's game.
BoSox's Buchholz could start Tuesday
Boston's Clay Buchholz was able to throw a bit on Thursday, and the Red Sox hope the unbeaten right-hander will be able to come off the disabled list and start next week.
Manager John Farrell says Buchholz (9-0, 1.71 ERA) could start Tuesday, but it remains to be seen if he can stay on that recovery schedule.
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