MLB Notes: Alderson eyeing moves for Mets

MLB Notes: Alderson eyeing moves for Mets
June 15, 2013, 3:00 pm
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Although Cliff Lee has enormous trade value, the recent track record of teams trading aces is ugly, especially when it’s for a grouping of players (see full story).

On Sunday, we’ll analyze the few trades that did benefit the team dealing away its ace.

Now, here are some notes from around Major League Baseball:

Mets: Alderson expects to make moves
NEW YORK -- Mets general manager Sandy Alderson knows how long Mets fans have been waiting for their team to do more than tear down and rebuild. He's been the one overseeing most of the creative roster destruction and reconstruction.

Now he says it's almost time for the Mets to start doing more than drafting and waiting. And waiting.

"I do believe over the next six months or so, we will be in a position make some significant acquisitions, whether it's through free agency or a trade," Alderson said Saturday morning. "And I'm certainly looking forward to that possibility."

So, too, are most Mets fans, though the bunch that filled the front third or so of two sections seats down the third-base line was a bit more sedate than the typical talk-radio caller that stands as the stereotype for a lot of New York sports fans.

One fan did ask Alderson, essentially, how much longer they'd have to wait. The general manager took seven minutes to answer, breaking down his approach to getting the Mets out from under bad contracts and restocking the farm system and his goal of giving Mets fans a healthy relationship with their team again (see full story).

-The Associated Press

Reds: Broxton placed on DL with sore elbow
CINCINNATI -- The Reds have placed right-handed reliever Jonathan Broxton on the 15-day disabled list with a sore pitching elbow.

Broxton's elbow bothered him during the week. He had an ultrasound on Friday that found swelling in the elbow. The Reds put him on the disabled list a day later.

He's replaced by right-hander Pedro Villarreal, who was called up from Triple-A Louisville earlier in the month to make an emergency start when Johnny Cueto went on the disabled list for the second time this season. Villarreal lasted 3 2-3 innings in a 12-4 loss to Colorado on June 5 at Great American Ball Park, giving up 10 hits, six runs and three homers.

He was sent back to Louisville after the one start (see full story).

-The Associated Press

Cubs: DeJesus lands on DL with sprained shoulder
NEW YORK -- The Chicago Cubs have placed outfielder David DeJesus on the 15-day disabled list after he sprained his right shoulder running into the center-field wall Friday night.

DeJesus was running almost full speed when he extended his right arm, which slammed into the padded wall in right-center at Citi Field. His glove was knocked off his right hand, and DeJesus immediately went down, writhing in pain on the warning track.

DeJesus, who grew up in the New York area, dislocated his thumb on a similar play at Yankee Stadium in 2010. Unlike that year, however, DeJesus is expected to return and play again this season.

The Cubs activated right-handed reliever Shawn Camp from the disabled list. He has 12 strikeouts and six walks in 16 2-3 innings this season in the bullpen (see full story).

-The Associated Press

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