This day in MLBTR history: On June 25, 2007, there was speculation that the Yankees might have interest in either Mark Buehrle or Jermaine Dye, and the sports world first got word that Ken Griffey Jr. wanted to retire as a Mariner. Oh, and we were still rocking the white-on-black layout. On to some links…
- Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that right-hander Jose Contreras is drawing interest among some scouts. The White Sox are not in selling mode just yet, but things could change between now and the July 31 trade deadline.
- According to MLB.com's Anthony Castrovince, Indians manager Eric Wedge is well aware that his job is on the line. "[General manager] Mark [Shapiro] and I continue to talk daily, as we always have," Wedge told reporters Wednesday. "We've had conversations about everything. I don't think there are ever any guarantees in this game."
- Jason Isringhausen hasn't ruled out a return to baseball, according to MLB.com's Zach Schonbrun. After undergoing Tommy John surgery last week, however, he probably won't be ready to contribute until July of 2010.