MLB notebook: Selig won't waver on Rose's lifetime ban
• Commissioner Bud Selig hasn't changed his outlook on Pete Rose's lifetime ban for gambling. Selig visited Cincinnati on Friday for the opening of an urban youth academy, then drove down Pete Rose Way to visit Great American Ball Park and the Cincinnati Reds Museum, which contains many references to baseball's hits leader. Selig declined to talk about Rose's chances for reinstatement before he leaves office in January and gave no indication he will lift his ban.
• Any Orioles postseason run this year will be without third baseman Manny Machado. Machado, on the disabled list with what the team diagnosed as a right knee sprain, will have season-ending surgery, according to an industry source. Machado, 22, injured his right knee Aug. 12 when he fell to the ground following through on a swing.
• Red Sox manager John Farrell calls outfielder Rusney Castillo “an exciting, athletic player.” The Cuban defector is expected to show off those talents for Boston soon, perhaps within the next week. Farrell spoke Friday amid media reports that the Red Sox agreed with Castillo on a $72.5 million, seven-year contract.
• Indians catcher Yan Gomes has been diagnosed with a concussion, and there's no timetable for when he'll return to the lineup. Gomes was hit on the mask after a pitch deflected off Minnesota's Kurt Suzuki on Thursday. Gomes is batting .284 with 17 homers and 53 RBIs.
• The Yankees will retire Joe Torre's No. 6 and unveil a Monument Park plaque to honor their former manager before Saturday's game against the White Sox.
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.
- Steelers clinch playoff berth with win over Chiefs
- Starkey: Chryst a miserable failure at Pitt
- Obama says Sony hack not an act of war
- Daily Courier roundup: Ice Miners win 20-round shootout
- Fatal fire under investigation in New Castle
- Groom cited at Farmington wedding reception being filmed for reality TV show
- WikiLeaks releases purported CIA documents on operatives’ travel
- Diane Stafford: Consider digital footprint
- The language of bribery from the Philly legislative sting case
- Editorial cartoons Dec. 22-28, 2014
- Pitt football fights to overcome steppingstone status