"He's got power and he's been launching balls into the seats. A couple of coaches said the other day, 'You know, no one wants to do this Home Run Derby. Why don't we just send Ichiro? He'd be awesome.' "
– Seattle manager Scott Servais on not-retired-but-not-playing Ichiro Suzuki, who took batting practice Wednesday.
GAME OF NUMBERS
Stints as Yankees pitching coach for Billy Connors, who also was a confidant of late owner George Steinbrenner. Connors, who also served as vice president of player personnel from 1996 to 2012, died Monday at age 76.
Cleveland's record in its past 21 home games against the White Sox.
RHP • St. Louis
He left in the fourth inning of Wednesday's loss at Philadelphia because of a left oblique strain, after having given up six hits in 3⅔ innings. He will have a magnetic resonance imaging exam on Thursday. "Feeling a little bit better," Wacha said. "I'm hoping for the best."