Monday’s Battery


A couple of interesting news and notes from around Major League Baseball…

Brian Stow, the Giants fan who was assaulted outside of Dodger Stadium on Opening Day, has been moved to San Francisco General Hospital today. He had been admitted to Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center since the incident. San Francisco General is known for their top trauma center. Two suspects are being sought, but so far, no arrests have been made.

Tony La Russa will return to the dugout tonight to manage the St. Louis Cardinals against the Philadelphia Phillies. La Russa had been gone for the better part of a week dealing with the fallout of a bout with shingles. Albert Pujols will start at third base for the Cardinals tonight on ESPN’s Monday Night Baseball. This marks the first time that Pujols has started at the hot corner since 2002.

The Cleveland Indians placed center fielder Grady Sizemore on the DL because of a knee contusion suffered in a hard slide last Tuesday. Sizemore had only played for a few weeks, recovering from a knee injury suffered last year.

Reds star reliever Aroldis Chapman on the DL with left shoulder inflammation. He had been ineffective and wild recently, and an MRI recently revealed inflammation that landed the lefty on the 15-day Disabled List.

This is fun. A Houston Astros fan ran onto the field at Minute Maid Park this past weekend, and actually evaded cops on the field by making a series of acrobatic, almost ninja-like moves. Bet the Astros would love to sign someone with his athletic ability… once he gets out of jail, that is.