In a move that comes about 3 years too late for the New York Mets, veteran 2B Roberto Alomar has announced his retirement, as has Tampa Bay teammate, OF Danny Bautista. Released just days ago by the Tigers, OF Alex Sanchez has signed a free agent contract with the Devil Rays.

The addition of Sanchez and subtraction of Bautista probably moves the former to center field, with Carl Crawford shifting to left, at least until Rocco Baldeli returns.