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Brower makes the team, Grissom retires, more

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Jim Brower will be heading north with the Orioles after posting a 6.75 ERA this spring. Perlozzo is "tickled" to have him. Me, not so much. But who else is there? The Todd is going to start the season on the DL and Rakers is out for the year. Napoleon Calzado, Howie Clark, Vic Darensbourg, Eddy Garabito, Andy Mitchell, Esix Snead and Fernando Tatis were all cut and assigned to minor league camp. Aaron Rakers is officially on the 60-day DL.

Javy Lopez will be starting at first base next Monday.

Marquis Grissom retired after 17 seasons in the majors. He stole 76 bases in 1991, 78 in 1992, 53 in 1993 and had 36 when the strike came in 1994, and never stole 30 again. His last five seasons he tried to hit an occasional homer for the Dodgers and Giants. He played for Montreal, Atlanta, Cleveland and Milwaukee as well. He had a bit of an odd career.

Erubiel Durazo was released by the Rangers.

The Royals claimed Tony Graffanino off waivers from Boston.

The Astros' attempt to recoup $15.6 million of the $17 million they owe Jeff Bagwell this season was denied.

The Indians signed Felix Heredia.

Josh Barfield is the Padres' starting second baseman.

David Wells plans to retire after this season. David Weathers may do the same.

Mariners outfielder Jeremy Reed's wrist isn't broken after all. It's just a sprain.

The Cubs traded RHP Todd Wellemeyer to the Marlins for Lincoln Holdzkom and Zach McCormack.

The Expos put Cristian Guzman, Luis Ayala, Robert Fick, Ryan Drese and Brian Lawrence on the DL.