...the Twins traded Ramon Ortiz to the Rockies for AAA third baseman/middle infielder Matt Macri, whom they've had their eye on for quite some time--they drafted him out of high school in the 17th round in 2001 but failed to sign him. The Rockies got him in the 5th round of the 2004 draft out of college.
TBL sez: This isn't exactly the trade for a third baseman so many of us were agitating for a month ago. That said, Ortiz wasn't getting any work here, and Rochester has got to be desperately short of players by now, the way the big club has been looting them.
...Jason Bartlett may be headed to the DL after straining his left hamstring in yesterday's game.
TBL sez: %$#*!
...Jason Kubel's strained right oblique, originally thought to be minor, may land him on the DL, too.
TBL sez: [sound of cranium making contact with desk surface]
...former Twin Jose Offerman lost his freakin' mind after being hit by a pitch in a minor league game, taking his bat to the pitcher and the catcher, dealing the former a broken finger and the latter a season-ending concussion.
TBL sez: Well, that won't get you back to the majors, dumbass. (Also, kind of puts J.C. Romero and Kyle Lohse in perspective, doesn't it?)
...lefty Glen Perkins, on the DL since late May with a shoulder strain, is pitching a rehab assignment for the GCL Twins and, if all goes well, could rejoin the Twins in about two weeks.
TBL sez: Can TBL get a "hallelujah"?