Brewers Holding Out Hope For Greinke Extension - RealGM Wiretap Zack Greinke has been mentioned in a number of trade rumors nike air max tn grey blue , but the Brewers are holding out hope for a possible contract extension before the end of the month. If Milwaukee isn't able to get a new deal in place within the next couple weeks, and the right-hander isn't traded, manager Ron Roenicke says they'll try again to negotiate in the fall. "We're hopeful that we will bring him back, whether it's right now, whether it's after the season, there's a lot of possibilities with him coming back," said Roenicke. "He likes it here; he does. There's going to be a lot of interest in him, obviously. He's a great pitcher. I think he would like to know what's out there for him (on the free-agent market). You can't blame a guy for that. "The nice thing for us is we know he does like it here." Jose Bautista Opts For Surgery In Hopes Of Healthy 2013 - RealGM Wiretap
Jose Bautista has decided to have season-ending surgery to stabilize a tendon in his left wrist.
The recovery period is three to four months, meaning he'll be ready when the Blue Jays assemble for spring training.
"There's just too much instability in that tendon and it got to the point where risking injuring the tendon was not worth it," Bautista said. "That's why we're opting to do it now."
Bautista originally suffered the injury an at-bat against the Yankees on July 16. The surgery will be performed next week in Cleveland.
Jon Singleton Homers In Debut - RealGM Wiretap
Jon Singleton homered in his Major League debut with the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
He struck out twice and made a pair of errors at first base before hitting the solo home run in the eighth inning.
"I was taken back. It felt like I'd never done it before, to be honest," said Singleton nike air max tn red and black , who slugged 75 homers in the minors. "It felt like it was something new. My heart was racing so fast once I hit home plate, it didn't make any sense. I was still excited, still pumped from the adrenaline."
Singleton is the first Astros player to hit a home run in his first major league game since Mark Saccomanno in 2008 and the fourth overall.
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