The Rays have removed the Elijah Dukes distraction from their clubhouse, but have not cut ties with him entirely. The Rays optioned Dukes to Durham and placed him on the temporarily inactive list.
Dustan Mohr has been brought up from Durham to take Dukes™ place. To clear a 40-man roster spot for him, Rocco Baldelli was transferred from the 15-day to the 60-day DL.
The pitching-poor Cardinals have acquired lefty Mike Maroth from the Tigers today. Maroth’s 9-21 campaign in 2001 recalls the old adage about how you’ve got to be pretty good to lose 20 games. Presumably, you’d have to be out of this world to lose 30.