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Thursday August 16,2012This date in baseball
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Events that happened in baseball on this date. The page was designed to be like a newspaper sports page with baseball-only. All of the basbeall events for this date have been consolidated into this page. Though historically relevant, it is also a great place to review the prior day's events.

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Games on 2012-08-16

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Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Tampa Bay Rays7Los Angeles Angels0BoxDavid PriceDan Haren(none)
Boston Red Sox6Baltimore Orioles3BoxClay BuchholzLuis AyalaAlfredo Aceves
Oakland Athletics3Kansas City Royals0BoxDan StrailyLuke HochevarGrant Balfour
Texas Rangers10New York Yankees6BoxTanner ScheppersBoone Logan(none)
Chicago White Sox7Toronto Blue Jays2BoxFrancisco LirianoAaron Laffey(none)
San Diego Padres0Atlanta Braves6BoxKris MedlenJason Marquis(none)
New York Mets8Cincinnati Reds4BoxMatt HarveyHomer BaileyJon Rauch
Miami Marlins3Colorado Rockies5BoxAdam OttavinoRicky NolascoRafael Betancourt
Philadelphia Phillies4Milwaukee Brewers7BoxLivan HernandezJosh LindblomJim Henderson
Los Angeles Dodgers6Pittsburgh Pirates10BoxA.J. BurnettJoe Blanton(none)
Arizona Diamondbacks2St. Louis Cardinals1BoxDavid HernandezJason MotteJ.J. Putz

Standings as of 2012-08-16

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RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113New York Yankees1186850.576--58648310339-2129-29W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II442717.614
225Baltimore Orioles1186652.5592.0496540-4435-2631-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterDan DuquetteOriole Park at Camden Yards442717.614
359Tampa Bay Rays1186454.5424.04844354934-2530-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonAndrew FriedmanTropicana Field442618.591
41122Boston Red Sox1195465.45414.55835473629-3425-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineBen CheringtonFenway Park431528.349
51225Toronto Blue Jays1185167.43217.0554570-1628-3023-37L3T S R Log Off Def SP D John FarrellAlex AnthopoulosRogers Centre442222.500
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Chicago White Sox1176552.556--5564827435-2330-29W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Robin VenturaKenny WilliamsU.S. Cellular Field452025.444
247Detroit Tigers1186553.5510.55465212536-2029-33W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim LeylandDave DombrowskiComerica Park442321.523
3914Kansas City Royals1176057.5135.0483536-5330-2630-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDayton MooreKauffman Stadium451233.267
41017Cleveland Indians1185959.5006.5501612-11132-2727-32L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Manny ActaChris AntonettiProgressive Field44935.205
51429Minnesota Twins1174770.40218.0524608-8422-3925-31L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireTerry RyanTarget Field451926.422
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1611Los Angeles Angels1196356.529--5545173731-2832-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaJerry DipotoAngel Stadium of Anaheim432617.605
2713Texas Rangers1176156.5211.05925167634-2427-32L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron WashingtonJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington453213.711
3815Oakland Athletics1176057.5132.04694442532-2828-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinBilly BeaneOakland-Alameda County Coliseum15411.267
41326Seattle Mariners1195168.42912.0465474-927-3024-38W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeJack ZduriencikSafeco Field432419.558
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Washington Nationals1187048.593--52542010532-2238-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Davey JohnsonMichael RizzoNationals Park442816.636
2612Atlanta Braves1186256.5258.05544619332-3030-26W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerFrank WrenTurner Field443212.727
3716New York Mets1186058.50810.0515543-2830-2830-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsSandy AldersonCiti field441430.318
4818Miami Marlins1195960.49611.5439533-9433-2726-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ozzie GuillenMarlins Park431033.233
51020Philadelphia Phillies1185662.47514.0482524-4229-3027-32L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie ManuelRuben AmaroCitizens Bank Park442519.568
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Cincinnati Reds1186949.585--5084337537-2232-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerWalt JockettyGreat American Ballpark442816.636
2510Pittsburgh Pirates1186454.5425.04954771833-2731-27L8T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleNeal HuntingtonPNC Park441529.341
3919St. Louis Cardinals1185860.49211.057746810934-2624-34L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike MathenyJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III443014.682
41223Milwaukee Brewers1175364.45315.5537547-1033-2720-37W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron RoenickeDouglas MelvinMiller Park453015.667
51428Chicago Cubs1164967.42219.0429518-8929-2920-38W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dale SveumJed HoyerWrigley Field461234.261
61630Houston Astros1194574.37824.5450602-15229-3016-44L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Brad MillsJeff LuhnowMinute Maid Park431033.233
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
134Los Angeles Dodgers1196752.563--4774463132-2635-26W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Don MattinglyNed CollettiDodger Stadium431924.442
248San Francisco Giants1186553.5511.55014762536-2529-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBrian SabeanAT&T Park442915.659
31121Arizona Diamondbacks1185563.46611.55304983228-2927-34W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Kirk GibsonKevin TowersChase Field442618.591
41324San Diego Padres1205466.45013.5449517-6827-3027-36L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackJosh ByrnesPetco Park422220.524
51527Colorado Rockies1164967.42216.5554667-11329-3320-34W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim TracyDaniel O'DowdCoors Field461531.326

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeOrganizationActual TeamTransaction Notes
Jeff ManshipRP27.212Minnesota TwinsRochester (AAA)Optioned to Rochester (AAA)
Luis PerdomoRP28.111Minnesota TwinsRochester (AAA)Optioned to Rochester (AAA)
Jeremy AccardoRP30.251Oakland AthleticsSacramento (AAA)Signed to minor league contract
Rob Johnsonc30.025New York MetsBuffalo (AAA)Optioned to Buffalo (AAA)
Yasmani GrandalC23.281San Diego PadresLake Elsinore (A+)Assigned to Lake Elsinore (A+) for rehab
Emilio BonifacioSS-3B27.115Miami MarlinsJupiter (A+)Assigned to Jupiter (A+) for rehab
Daniel CabreraP31.080Arizona DiamondbacksReno (AAA)Traded from Pirates to Diamondbacks
Austin Bibens-DirkxP27.109Colorado RockiesColorado Springs (AAA)Signed to minor league contract
Corey PattersonLF-CF33.003Milwaukee BrewersNashville (AAA)Activated from temporary inactive list
Mark Sobolewski3B25.235Toronto Blue JaysLas Vegas (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Alex HassanLF24.137Boston Red SoxPawtucket (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Jo-Jo ReyesP27.269Pittsburgh PiratesIndianapolis (AAA)Activated from DL
Kenneth WilliamsRF33.???Chicago White SoxBirmingham (AA)DL-7 Injured
Dan MerklingerP26.270-Released by Brewers
Tim SmithLF26.063Atlanta BravesMississippi (AA)DL-7 Mild back strain
Keyvius SampsonP21.222San Diego PadresSan Antonio (AA)Activated from DL
Ben HeathC23.313Houston AstrosCorpus Christi (AA)DL-7 Injured
Val MajewskiLF-RF31.157Texas RangersFrisco (AA)DL-7 Hamstring
Grant HogueRF26.051Houston AstrosLancaster (A+)Activated from DL
Patrick UrckfitzP24.026Houston AstrosLancaster (A+)DL-7 Injured
Braeden SchlehuberC24.222Atlanta BravesLynchburg (A+)Activated from DL
Jeremiah BayerP26.233Boston Red SoxSalem (A+)DL-7 Injured
Marc BourgeoisLF23.154Arizona DiamondbacksSouth Bend (A)DL-7 Thumb
Paul Hoilman1B23.186Chicago CubsPeoria (A)DL-7 Injured
Cole GreenP23.104Cincinnati RedsClinton (A)DL-7 Right shoulder
Robert StockC22.268St. Louis CardinalsQuad Cities (A)DL-7 Injured
Aaron SanchezP20.046Toronto Blue JaysLansing (A)Activated from DL
Juan CastilloC22.246St. Louis CardinalsQuad Cities (A)Activated from temporary inactive list
Zack Cates1B22.242Chicago CubsPeoria (A)DL-7 Injured
Radhames QuezadaP22.041Cincinnati RedsClinton (A)Activated from DL
Ismael TijerinaSS-2B22.362New York MetsSavannah (A)Activated from DL
Xorge CarrilloC23.126New York MetsSavannah (A)DL-7 Injured
Blake SwihartC20.135Boston Red SoxGreenville (A)Activated from DL
Jay AustinCF22.006-Released by Astros
River StevensIF 20.219San Diego PadresEugene (A-)Activated from temporary inactive list
Alex AzorOF23.268Toronto Blue JaysBluefield (Rk)Placed on military leave list
Corey KimberP 18.049San Diego PadresArizona Padres (Rk)DL-60 Injured
Tony Thomas2B26.037Boston Red SoxPawtucket (AAA)Activated from DL
Scott AtchisonP36.140Boston Red SoxPawtucket (AAA)Transferred to 60-day DL
Pedro BeatoP25.293Boston Red SoxPawtucket (AAA)Traded from Mets to Red Sox to complete Kelly Shoppach trade on Aug 14
Jared HughesRP27.043Pittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)Recalled from Indianapolis (AAA)
Jeff LockeRP24.270Pittsburgh PiratesIndianapolis (AAA)Optioned to Indianapolis (AAA)
Yamaico Navarrolf24.290Pittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)Recalled from Indianapolis (AAA)
Chad QuallsRP33.364Pittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)Placed on bereavement list
Nick Green3b33.340Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)DL-15 Sprained left thumb
Gil Velazquez3b32.304Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)Contract purchased from New Orleans (AAA)
Logan MorrisonLF24.357Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)Transferred to 60-day DL
Ryan O'SullivanP21.345Philadelphia PhilliesPhiladelphia Phillies (MLB)Traded from Dodgers to Phillies
Wilson Betemit1b30.287Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)DL-15 Sore right wrist
Joe Mahoney1B25.196Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)Recalled from Norfolk (AAA)
Horacio RamirezP32.266Chicago CubsIowa (AAA)Signed to minor league contract
Michael Cuddyer1b33.142Colorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)Activated from DL
Matt McBriderf27.085Colorado RockiesColorado Springs (AAA)Optioned to Colorado Springs (AAA)
Matt ClarkLF-1B25.249San Diego PadresTucson (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Jedd Gyorko3B23.327San Diego PadresTucson (AAA)Activated from DL
Jaye ChapmanP25.086Chicago CubsIowa (AAA)DL-7 Right elbow strain
Steven WrightP27.351Boston Red SoxPawtucket (AAA)DL-7 Right shoulder tightness
Steven Tolleson3B-SS28.289Baltimore OriolesNorfolk (AAA)Activated from DL
Tony PenaP31.146Boston Red SoxPawtucket (AAA)Activated from DL
Shane BrownLF24.218New York YankeesTrenton (AA)Activated from DL
Andrew AlbersP26.314Minnesota TwinsNew Britain (AA)Activated from DL
Abraham AlmonteCF23.056New York YankeesTrenton (AA)DL-7 Strained left hamstring
Jon Michael ReddingP24.274Los Angeles DodgersRancho Cucamonga (A+)Activated from temporary inactive list
Jack MarderC-2B22.176Seattle MarinersHigh Desert (A+)DL-7 Injured
Aaron DottP24.091New York YankeesTampa (A+)DL-7 Injured
Carl PavanoP36.221Minnesota TwinsFort Myers (A+)Assigned to Fort Myers (A+) for rehab
Greg WilliamsP22.229Texas RangersHickory (A)Activated from DL
William CuevasP21.306Boston Red SoxAugusta (A)Activated from DL
Bryce BandillaP22.211San Francisco GiantsAugusta (A)DL-7 Injured
Kevin ComerP20.015Houston AstrosGreeneville (Rk)Traded from Blue Jays to Astros to complete trade from July 20
Kevin Berard2B20.257-Released by Brewers
Trent OeltjenLF-RF29.169Los Angeles DodgersArizona Dodgers (Rk)Assigned to Arizona Dodgers (Rk) for rehab
Yorvit TorrealbaC34.028Toronto Blue JaysNew Hampshire (AA)Assigned to New Hampshire (AA)
Placido Polanco3b36.311Philadelphia PhilliesClearwater (A+)Assigned to Clearwater (A+) for rehab
Koyie HillC33.160Texas RangersRound Rock (AAA)Assigned to Round Rock (AAA)
Guilder RodriguezSS29.023Texas RangersFrisco (AA)Assigned to Frisco (AA)
Dallas Poulk2B24.092Miami MarlinsJacksonville (AA)Assigned to Jacksonville (AA)
Connor Powers1B24.239San Diego PadresFort Wayne (A)Assigned to Fort Wayne (A)
Chris WallaceC24.111Houston AstrosCorpus Christi (AA)Assigned to Corpus Christi (AA)
Kevin Howard3B31.052Toronto Blue JaysLas Vegas (AAA)Assigned to Las Vegas (AAA)
Wladimir SutilSS27.289Arizona DiamondbacksReno (AAA)Assigned to Reno (AAA)
Joe Mahoney1b25.196Baltimore OriolesNorfolk (AAA)Assigned to Norfolk (AAA)
Ryan LipkinC24.313Oakland AthleticsSacramento (AAA)Assigned to Sacramento (AAA)
Chris EppsRF-LF23.249Houston AstrosLexington (A)Assigned to Lexington (A)
Justin GreeneCF-LF26.310Chicago White SoxCharlotte (AAA)Assigned to Charlotte (AAA)
Jacob Rogers3B22.358Chicago CubsPeoria (A)Assigned to Peoria (A)
Nathan MelendresCF-LF22.134Seattle MarinersArizona Mariners (Rk)Assigned to Arizona Mariners (Rk)
Kevin Berard2B20.257Milwaukee BrewersHelena (Rk)Assigned to Helena (Rk)
Christian CarmichaelC20.113Seattle MarinersEverett (A-)Assigned to Everett (A-)
Jake Anderson2B20.257New York YankeesTampa (A+)
Marcus BradleyCF21.351Cleveland IndiansCarolina (A+)Assigned to Carolina (A+)
Alfredo Lopez2B22.313Miami MarlinsNew Orleans (AAA)Assigned to New Orleans (AAA)
Kyle RobinsonRF23.257Chicago White SoxGreat Falls (Rk)Assigned to Great Falls (Rk)
Matty JohnsonLF-RF24.128Boston Red SoxLowell (A-)Assigned to Lowell (A-) for rehab
Jordan PooleOF 20.340Washington NationalsGulf Coast Nationals (Rk)Assigned to Gulf Coast Nationals (Rk)
Richard PirkleC24.000Colorado RockiesTri-City (A-)
Jean Batista3B-2B20.275Houston AstrosTri City (A-)Assigned to Tri City (A-)
Joey Gallo3B 18.270Texas RangersSpokane (A-)Assigned to Spokane (A-)
Albert AlmoraOF 18.122Chicago CubsBoise (A-)Assigned to Boise (A-)
Jose Pena19.166Milwaukee BrewersHelena (Rk)Assigned to Helena (Rk)
Joe Andrade22.117Milwaukee BrewersHelena (Rk)Assigned to Helena (Rk)
Matt GuerrierP34.014Los Angeles DodgersRancho Cucamonga (A+)Assigned to Rancho Cucamonga (A+) for rehab
Stephen SmithP26.093Los Angeles DodgersChattanooga (AA)
Brandon KloessP27.250Chicago White SoxBirmingham (AA)Assigned to Birmingham (AA)
Mike CiscoP25.085Philadelphia PhilliesLehigh Valley (AAA)Assigned to Lehigh Valley (AAA)
Matt WickswatP26.012Chicago White SoxWinston-Salem (A+)Assigned to Winston-Salem (A+)
Rafael DolisRP24.219Chicago CubsArizona Cubs (Rk)Assigned to Arizona Cubs (Rk) for rehab
Loek Van MilP27.335Cleveland IndiansColumbus (AAA)Assigned to Columbus (AAA)
Gregory InfanteP25.037Chicago White SoxBirmingham (AA)Assigned to Birmingham (AA)
Marco DuarteP25.362Boston Red SoxSalem (A+)Assigned to Salem (A+)
Jarret MartinP23.002Los Angeles DodgersRancho Cucamonga (A+)Assigned to Rancho Cucamonga (A+)
Luis SanzC24.271Detroit TigersLakeland (A+)Assigned to Lakeland (A+)
Adam KolarekP23.214New York MetsSt. Lucie (A+)Assigned to St. Lucie (A+)
Ryan SearleP23.055Chicago CubsIowa (AAA)Assigned to Iowa (AAA)
Branden KlineP20.322Baltimore OriolesAberdeen (A-)Assigned to Aberdeen (A-)
Greg WilliamsP22.229Texas RangersArizona Rangers (Rk)Assigned to Arizona Rangers (Rk)
Euris QuezadaP23.132Houston AstrosTri City (A-)Assigned to Tri City (A-)
Coby CowgillP21.146Texas RangersHickory (A)Assigned to Hickory (A)
Carlos ContrerasP21.220Cincinnati RedsBakersfield (A+)Assigned to Bakersfield (A+)
Zach FowlerP23.170Baltimore OriolesFrederick (A+)Assigned to Frederick (A+)
Scott ZuloagaP22.330Houston AstrosTri City (A-)Assigned to Tri City (A-)
Willengton CruzP22.008Chicago CubsPeoria (A)Assigned to Peoria (A)
Caleb HamrickP 18.325Cleveland IndiansArizona Indians (Rk)Assigned to Arizona Indians (Rk)
Keive Rojas19.171Philadelphia PhilliesGulf Coast Phillies (Rk)Assigned to Gulf Coast Phillies (Rk)
Scott PattersonP33.057-Released by Mets