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Ken Griffey Jr. Traded To Chi-Sox

Posted by Milo Taibi Categories: Athletes, Editorial, MLB, Trades,

Griffey with former teammate Adam Dunn
Ken Griffey Jr. will play out the remainder of the 2008 season with a contending ballclub, the Chicago White Sox. On Thursday, the day of the MLB trading deadline, the Cincinnati Reds dealt the Hall of Fame bound Griffey to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for Danny Richar and Nick Masset.

“One of the things that factored into this was a guy who has had a great career but has not won a championship and how motivated he’s going to be to get on that stage,” White Sox GM Kenny Williams said. “That is a factor and will always be a factor for me.”

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Twins Demolish White Sox In Doubleheader

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Justin Morneau
Eleven games. Thats how long it took for the Arizona Diamondbacks to score 30 runs overall. Today Joe Mauer and the Minnesota Twins scored 30 runs in two games. In game one of the doubleheader phenom catcher Joe Mauer had four hits and five RBI’s. In game two reigning AL MVP Justin Morneau hit three home runs. These two losses pushed the White Sox 13 games behind first place in their division. Game one ended with a football score of 20-14, and in game two the Twins blanked the White Sox with a score of 12-0. Surprisingly, normally hot-headed manager Ozzie Guillen was calm following these two losses.

“It was hard to watch, hard to feel that way,” Chicago manager Ozzie Guillen said. “You can do nothing about it.”

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Infielder Perez Suspended for 25 Games

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Neifi Perez
Detroit Tigers infielder Neifi Perez was suspended for 25 games on Friday for testing positive for a banned stimulant. Perez, a journeyman at this point in his career, was hitting .172 with a home run and six RBI’s. Perez will be eligible to return on August 4th vs. the Chicago White Sox, the suspension takes place immediately. At this point in 2007, 15 players have already been suspended for a positive drug test. Perez has already played for the Kansas City Royals, San Francisco Giants, and the Chicago Cubs.

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