We're just trying out the name. No official commitment has been made, no deals have been signed. "Nine unassisted" has a certain multi-sport utility, though.
• Nothing concrete just yet on the Jeff Clement(notes)/Brandon Morrow trade rumor that was discussed last night in Closing Time, but the Seattle Times' Geoff Baker offers this: "There's definitely something brewing with Clement, who as we all know by now was removed for a pinch-hitter in the third inning of Tacoma's game at Reno. By all accounts, there was no injury or illness involved. ... I now have little doubt that he's going to be traded, and it could be announced today."
Clement is hitting .288/.366/.505 with 14 homers at Triple-A Tacoma. He whiffed in last year's audition with the Mariners, then went homerless in spring training. The arrival of Ken Griffey Jr.(notes) killed off whatever fantasy value he may have had with Seattle. Clement will turn 26 in a few weeks. Last night's rumor had him headed to Cleveland, perhaps as a replacement catcher in a Victor Martinez(notes) deal with many moving parts. [Seattle Times]
UPDATE, 1:15 pm EDT: Clement to Pittsburgh in a seven-player deal, per the Post-Gazette. Jack Wilson(notes), Ian Snell(notes) and Ronny Cedeno(notes) reportedly involved, too. Mr. Pianowski will have your spin.
• Braylon Edwards failed his physical after reporting a day late to camp, so he was placed on the "active/non-football injury" list. The Browns haven't been specific about the nature or severity of the injury, but according to the Plain Dealer, "one source said that Edwards hurt his ankle playing basketball." Slick move, Lloyd Free. [Cleveland Plain Dealer]
• Now that Favre has tapped out (for the moment), the Michael Vick-to-Minnesota rumors can officially begin. Sage Rosenfels really deserves better. [Atlanta Journal-Constitution]
• Josh Fields(notes) hasn't done a whole lot to enhance his trade value this year, but he nonetheless wants to leave the White Sox. Following the Mark Kotsay(notes) deal, it was hardly necessary for Fields to chime in. He's probably gone. If you're looking for a .228/.302/.420-ish corner infielder who stole a few bases three years ago, please give Kenny a call. [Chicago Sun-Times]
• Brian Bannister(notes) is wasting his time. He needs to be a full-time baseball blogger, now. Hardball Times offers more information than you could reasonably use on Bannister, but it's further proof that he's an interesting dude. [The Hardball Times, assist to Tangotiger]
• R.J. Anderson on A's first baseman Tommy Everidge(notes): "Physically, Everidge looks like Eric Hinske(notes) plus about 50 pounds." Everidge recorded his first major league hit last night, a double off Jonathan Papelbon(notes). He once drove in 10 runs in a minor league game. At 26, he's getting a little old to still go with "Tommy." [FanGraphs]
• Here's Andy Marte(notes) on Andy Marte: "I thought I was done." Yeah, um...we all thought the same. He went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored on Tuesday, batting ninth. If he'd done that even once back in '05, fantasy experts would have taken to the streets, setting fires, overturning small cars. [Plain Dealer]
• Phillies prospects Carlos Carrasco(notes), Jason Donald(notes) and Lou Marson(notes) are all out of the lineup for the Triple-A IronPigs today. That seems meaningful, no? Cliff Lee(notes) rumors persist. [MLB Trade Rumors]
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