A hotel door has jammed up Martin Perez and the Texas Rangers. In the latest setback for a depleted Rangers rotation, Perez was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday after injuring the thumb on his non-pitching hand in an accident at the team hotel. Perez ripped off the finger nail and broke a bone at the tip of his right thumb when he caught it in the hinge of a door Thursday night in New York, the team said. The roster move was made retroactive to Friday, and infielder-outfielder Drew Robinson was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock before the Rangers played the Yankees. Perez is 4-6 with a 4.70 ERA in 15 starts this season. The left-hander joins fellow Texas starters Cole Hamels, Andrew
Stanley C. Panther of the NHL Florida Panthers finally raised the Cup, an achievement which has eluded him for years. It wasn’t Lord Stanley’s, but Stanley could be considered a Lord, after helping the OUC The Reliable One Green Team win day one’s tournament at the Amway Center. This marks the first time Stanley is part of a champion Mascot Games team as he’s placed on runner-up teams before...until now. Stanley proved dedication and hard work pay off, and he is returning to South Florida with the Cup. Sebastian the Ibis of the NCAA University of Miami and Billy the Marlin of the MLB Miami Marlins are other local mascots who’ve held, hoisted, hugged, and kissed the Cup on championship teams in
Major League Baseball teams have signed seven of the nine Sentinel coverage area players selected near the top of last week’s amateur draft. The First Academy’s Cash Case nearly doubled his expected signing bonus when the Cincinnati Reds inked the middle infielder to a reported $997,500 after taking him with the second pick (107th overall) in the fourth round. Fellow fourth-rounder Garrett Cave, who played at South Sumter and the University of Tampa, signed with the San Francisco Giants for the expected price tag of $417,200 as the 126th overall pick. TNXL Academy’s Ryan Dease was taken 134th overall in the fourth by the Texas Rangers. He signed for $340,000, nearly $46,000 less than slot value.