Alumni In The Majors
CF Marlon Byrd (.133) went 0-for-3. 1B MarkTeixeira (.150) was 3-for-4 with a walk, a double and an RBI. CJason Varitek went 2-for-4 with two solo home runs and astrikeout. See story. C Matt Wieters (.389) was 1-for-4 including a strikeout.
Alumni In Japan
CF Matt Murton (.400) extended his hitting streak to six gameswhile going 1-for-2 with two walks and a strikeout.
Alumni In The Minors
OF Brandon Boggs was placed on the seven-day disabled listwith right shoulder tendinitis. DH Wally Crancer went 2-for-3 in his season debut. SSTyler Greene (.267) was 1-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base,and two strikeouts. Greene also committed two errors in the field.RHP Tim Gustafson faced 12 batters in relief while making hisseason debut with Class AA Mississippi. His line: 2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 0ER, 2 BB, 1 SO, 1 WP. Gustafson also struck out in his only at-bat.DH Wes Hodges (.417) went 1-for-4 including two strikeouts. LFJeff Kindel (.400) was 2-for-4 with a double, a solo homerun and a strikeout. DH Luke Murton (.143) went 0-for-5. RF Danny Payne was 1-for-3 with a sacrifice fly, two RBI andtwo strikeouts in his season debut. LF Jay Payton (.364)went 1-for-4. Whit Robbins flied out as a pinch-hitter. RHP Blake Wood faced six batters in relief. His line: 1 IP, 3H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO.
Previously: Friday In Professional Baseball (April 8 action)