Derek Jeter laced a single up the middle in the seventh inning Thursday, and entered the atmosphere of one of his boyhood idols, Cal Ripken Jr. The Yankees' captain tied the Orioles legend for 13th place on baseball's all-time hit list, with 3,184 hits. Jeter's next target is Nap Lajoie at 3,252. The 38-year-old could challenge the 4,000-hit mark before his career ends. Pete Rose holds the all-time record with 4,256 hits during a 24-year career that ended in 1986. --The Minnesota Twins are close to a multiyear extension with catcher-designated hitter Ryan Doumit, according to an ESPN.com report. The 31-year-old is earning $3 million this season on a one-year deal and has is batting .271 with seven homers and 32 RBI over 59 games. ---Houston Astros right-hander Bud Norris has been activated from the disabled list for his Friday start against the Chicago Cubs. The right-hander had been out with a sprained left knee. He is 5-4 this season with a 4.81 ERA in 13 starts. Lefty Xavier Cedeno was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City to make room on the 25-man roster. --Chicago White Sox reliever Brian Bruney was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday, retroactive to June 25, with left hip inflammation. Bruney appeared in just one game for the White Sox this season, when he worked an inning on June 24. The team purchased the contract of righty Brian Omogrosso from Class AAA Charlotte. Omogrosso will be making his major league debut when he appears in a game. --Online voting at MLB.com for the July 10 MLB All-Star set new records this year, with final results totaling 391.2 million votes and 34.9 million ballots. Results will be announced Sunday afternoon on TBS. Thursday's final day of voting also set a new one-day record with 4.2 million ballots, breaking the prior mark of 3.9 million set the day before, the web site announced. The period from June 26-28 represented three of the four highest single days of voting in the history of the program. --The Oakland A's recalled first baseman Chris Carter from Class AAA Sacramento and sent down right-hander Tyson Ross, csnbayarea.com reported Friday. Carter hit .279 with 12 home runs and a team-high 53 RBI for the River Cats. He has batted just .167 in 39 games with the A's since 2010. Ross, who has been shuttled back and forth between Oakland and Sacramento, is 2-8 with a 6.35 ERA in 12 starts for the A's this year.
- Derek Jeter
- Brian Bruney