MLB notebook: Former All-Star outfielder Dykstra released from prison
Former All-Star outfielder Lenny Dykstra was released from a California prison after serving time for bankruptcy fraud.
Dykstra, 50, who had a 12-year career with the Mets and Phillies, was sentenced in December to 6 1⁄2 months in prison for hiding baseball gloves and other heirlooms from his playing days that were supposed to be part of his bankruptcy filing.
He already had served seven months in custody awaiting sentencing. The prison term ran concurrently with a three-year sentence for pleading no contest to grand theft auto and providing a false financial statement.
• The Tigers designated reliever Jose Valverde for assignment, less than two months after bringing the veteran right-hander back to the major leagues for another chance to be the team's closer. Valverde went 0-1 with a 5.59 ERA, converting nine saves in 12 chances. The Tigers will likely use Joaquin Benoit in most save situations for the time being.
• Red Sox manager John Farrell said Andrew Bailey will be given a break from closing after the right-hander's third blown save in the past five outings. Veteran right-hander Koji Uehara is expected to become Boston's new closer, at least in the short term.
• The White Sox recalled former Blackhawk High School standout Brian Omogrosso from Triple-A Charlotte. The right-hander appeared in 11 games for the White Sox earlier this year, and had a 5.14 ERA over 14 innings.
• Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter was cleared to resume rehabbing from a lower back injury after the team got outside medical opinions about his comeback from nerve issues.
• The Phillies activated second baseman Chase Utley (oblique strain) from the disabled list.
• The Yankees shuffled infielders, promoting Alberto Gonzalez from the minors and cutting Reid Brignac.
• Slugger Carlos Lee retired, ending a 14-year career, MLB.com reported. The 37-year-old played last season for the Astros and the Marlins, hitting .264 with nine homers and 77 RBI. He hit 358 homers for his career.
• The Mets placed left-hander Jonathon Niese on the disabled list because of a partial tear in his rotator cuff.
— Wire reports
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- MLB notebook: Fenway fan injured after trying to catch foul ball
- MLB notebook: Chickenpox diagnoses cause concern for Royals
- Plum grad McGough realizes dream, unfazed by demotion to minors
- MLB notebook: Mariners fire New Castle native Zduriencik as GM
- MLB notebook: Fan dies after fall at Atlanta’s Turner Field
- Braves honor fan who died from fall