Wednesday, June 19, 2013
The Associated Press
MONTREAL - Montreal will name a street and a park after Gary Carter, the Hall of Fame catcher who defined the golden era of a once-beloved franchise.
Carter died of cancer in February at age 57.
The city announced the details Wednesday of its tribute to the player who starred with the now-defunct Expos for more than half of his career.
The street borders Jarry Park, where the Expos played for most of their first decade and where Carter made his big-league debut.
There also will be a park in the north-end Ahuntsic district named after him.
ROYALS: Kansas City hired Doug Henry to be its bullpen coach next season.
Henry served as the interim bullpen coach the final two weeks of last season. He takes over on a permanent basis for Steve Foster, who was appointed Aug. 31 as the club's minor league pitching coordinator and special assistant to General Manager Dayton Moore.
WHITE SOX: Infielder Ray Olmedo was sent outright to Triple-A Charlotte and will become a minor league free agent.
ORIOLES: With Manager Buck Showalter publicly uncertain about his Game 4 starter against the New York Yankees, Joe Saunders sat on the podium in an interview room with Chris Tillman to his left.
"We were kind of hoping you would tell us because we don't know yet," Saunders told reporters.
After the game, they found out. Saunders got the call.
FRANK ROBINSON was the MVP when he won the Triple Crown in 1966, and thinks Miguel Cabrera deserves the same honor.
"I don't see how an individual can play on a winning ballclub and get his team into a series trying to get into the World Series and win a Triple Crown, and not be the MVP of the league," Robinson said.