(1) Edwin Encarnacion was demoted then designated for assignment by Blue Jays.
(2) Ryan Franklin will likely retire after the 2011 season.
(3) David DeJesus is on fire in June, and he’s also on the trade market.
(4) Mariano Rivera has retired 21-straight batters. He has lost nothing with age.
(5) The Yankees will skip the next turn in rotation for Phil Hughes.
(6) Rookie update – Carlos Santana hitting .393 in nine games. Mike Stanton hitting .233. Stephen Strasburg sets record with 32 Ks in first three starts.
(7) David Aardsma might be on the trade block, and if he is, many teams will be interested.
By Ray Flowers