LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 14: Catcher Dioner Navarro #30 of the Los Angeles Dodgers waits on the dugout steps before the game with the Houston Astros on August 14, 2011 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers won 7-0. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Good Morning! Today's breakfast links are served with a "work harder" wake-up call for Navarro and a sobering glass of "who else still has a working arm?" Read on and enjoy!
Unwillingness to work ultimately does in catcher Dioner Navarro - latimes.com
"But there were no signs Navarro had been a problem in the Dodgers' clubhouse. It was about his approach, his dedication, his desire to improve. All those weak, back-handed attempts to stop outside pitches were only reflective of his lack of commitment. Navarro didn’t put in the preparation, both physically and mentally."
Chicago White Sox outfielder Carlos Quentin heads to disabled list - MLB.com: News
"Dayan Viciedo will replace Carlos Quentin on the active roster, with the White Sox right fielder telling the media before the game that he was going to the 15-day disabled list retroactive to this past Sunday. The 5-foot-11, 230-pound Viciedo hit .308 over 104 at-bats for the White Sox during a 2010 callup, while playing 23 games at third base and seven at first."
Street, Lindstrom return from disabled list - ColoradoRockies.com
Huston Street and fellow reliever Matt Lindstrom (nerve injury in his right arm) were both activated off the disabled list Friday, but manager Jim Tracy said Rafael Betancourt would remain the team's closer for the time being.
Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction upheld - ESPN
Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction was upheld Friday by a federal judge, who denied the former baseball star's motion for a new trial or acquittal on the charge
Josh Tomlin, Michael Brantley Placed On DL By Indians - Baseball Nation
Brantley was DL'd to make roster room for Thome. And there's speculation that Tomlin was DL'd with a phantom injury, since he's been in a real funk lately. Neither player is a huge loss.
Colby Rasmus Injury: Blue Jays Outfielder To DL - Baseball Nation
There's no word on who will replace Rasmus on the active roster, and he's likely to need the full 15 days to recover. Next Thursday, Sept. 1, rosters can expand so Rasmus could come back at any time without having to make a corresponding move.