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Saturday Afternoon Quick Hits

Here are some links compiled from this Saturday afternoon:


  • The LA Times is reporting that the Dodgers do not plan to bring back lefty starter Randy Wolf or second baseman Orlando Hudson. Both players played well for the Dodgers, and should receive interest on the open market. 
  • The Detroit News is reporting that there is "no way" the Tigers bring back lefty starter Jarrod Washburn. Washburn was bust in Detroit, battling injuries while posting a 7.33 ERA. The story also suggests that Aubrey Huff won't return as well, in large part because of financial issues the club is facing this offseason. 
  • is reporting that the Braves and Tim Hudson are discussion a long-term extension. The deal is reportedly in the range of three years worth 27-30 million dollars. A pretty nice hometown discount for the Braves. 
  • Yankees pitcher Chien-Ming Wang is uncertain about his future with the Yankees. Wang missed nearly the entire season battling shoulder injuries, but has pretty strong career numbers to get picked up if he is released. Wouldn't be surprised to see the Red Sox inquire, maybe even the Mets or Brewers too. 
  • Ben Sheets hopes to land a job this offseason after sitting out the 2009 season recovering from surgery. The Rangers almost signed Sheets last March, and likely would take another look if he continues to progress through his throwing program. Sheets has a history with Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux from there time in Milwaukee, not to mention the fact that Sheets worked with Maddux to get his mechanics on track earlier this year.