The Dodgers are out on Justin Morneau

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The Blue Jays and the Giants may still be interested in Justin Morneau, but count out the Dodgers, says Ken Rosenthal:

 

That is backed by the information from Rosenthal that the Twins want “a major-league ready” pitcher to Minnesota.

If the Jays have a major league ready starter he’s probably injured right now, yes?

World Series Umpires Announced

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Major League Baseball just announced the umpires for the World Series.

The crew chief will be Gerry Davis. Davis was worked 136 career Postseason games, which are the most of any umpire in Major League Baseball history. This is his sixth World Series overall and third time as crew chief.

Joining Davis will be Phil Cuzzi, Laz Diaz, Dan Iassogna, Bill Miller, Paul Nauert and Mark Wegner. Wegner will serve as the replay official for Games One and Two, after which he will join the on-field crew as the left field umpire for Game Three. Cuzzi will be the Replay Official from Game Three through the conclusion of the World Series. Cuzzi will not be a field umpire for any of the games.

The breakdown: