The Pirates are starting Oliver Perez on Opening Day, and Ian Snell will also be in their rotation. Plus, to make room for Sean Casey and Jeromy Burnitz, the Pirates are benching Craig Wilson. To be fair, PNC was built for lefties, and Casey and Burnitz are both lefties.
Bronson Arroyo is sad about leaving Boston, but seems to legitimately respect that it's a business decision and that's how it works. I do like two parts.
He arrived at City of Palms Park before 8:30 a.m. Tuesday and chatted with closer Keith Foulke, who was still sitting on his motorcycle.
The second part because of the photo of Keith "Kelly Leak" Foulke.
Carl Pavano will start the season on the DL.
The Padres traded catcher David Ross to the Reds for minor league pitcher Bobby Basham. The White Sox got LHP Matt Thornton from Seattle for perennially disappointong OF "prospect" Joe Borchard.
Curtis Granderson has played his way into being Detroit's starting center fielder.