Jose Canseco dabbles in the celebrity boxing world. He’s terrible at it, getting his butt beat fairly often, but he dabbles. At least when he bothers so show up. He didn’t show up for a bout back in March, sending his twin brother Ozzie instead. His promoter wasn’t fooled, however, cancelled the bout and sued Canseco for the $7,600 he paid him.
If you were expecting a drawn-out legal battle you were sadly mistaken. Canseco simply refused to answer the complaint or show up, so the promoter got a default judgment against the former All-Star. He has no illusions that he’ll ever see the money, though, saying “Am I going to see it? Probably never.”
I think the most unsettling thing about it all comes at the end when the promoter says that he has bouts set up involving Octomom and Michael Lohan. They’ll probably show up because, unlike Canseco, they’re pure class.
The Orioles announced, prior to Sunday’s game against the Yankees, that the club signed pitcher Tommy Hunter to a major league contract. In related roster moves, the club recalled pitcher Oliver Drake from Triple-A Norfolk and designated pitcher T.J. McFarland and outfielder Julio Borbon for assignment.
The Indians released Hunter on Thursday after he struggled in a rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus. Hunter was recovering from a non-displaced fracture in his lower back. The right-hander put up a respectable 3.74 ERA with a 17/5 K/BB ratio in 21 2/3 innings for the Indians.
This will be Hunter’s second stint with the Orioles. The O’s had acquired him along with first baseman Chris Davis at the trade deadline from the Rangers in 2011 in the Koji Uehara trade.
The Orioles are only responsible for paying Hunter the prorated major league minimum.
Orioles DH Mark Trumbo drilled a two-run home run to left-center field off of reliever Ben Heller in the eighth inning of Sunday afternoon’s game against the Yankees. In doing so, he became the first player to reach the 40-homer plateau this season.
Trumbo finished 1-for-4 on the afternoon. Along with the 40 dingers, he’s hitting .257/.317/.541 with 96 RBI. He has already set a career-high in homers and is four RBI away from tying his career high in that regard.
Trumbo is eligible for free agency after the season. Needless to say, his performance in 2016 bodes well for his ability to secure a hefty contract.