NL West Notes: Abreu, Dodgers, Padres, Giants

The Dodgers are sitting atop the National League West with a 32-15 record but have reason to worry with Ted Lilly sidelined due a shoulder injury.  Just as the left-hander hit the 15-day disabled list, we heard tonight that the club has put an offer out to Roy Oswalt.  Here's more out of the NL West..

  • Newly-acquired Bobby Abreu may not have been a great locker room influence with the Angels, but the veteran has provided tremendous veteran leadership with the Dodgers, write Ken Gurnick of Alex Angert of  Dodgers skipper Don Mattingly noted that the club was excited about picking up Abreu but didn't anticipate him playing as much as he has been.
  • Three years after resisting the ownership overtures of Jeff Moorad, Phil Mickelson is joining forces with the O'Malley family in an effort to buy the Padres, writes Tim Sullivan of the San Diego Union-Tribune.  If the group is successful, second-leading money-winner in professional golf history says that he hopes to get Tony Gwynn involved.
  • Barry Bonds hopes to return to the Giants in some coaching capacity, writes's Chris HaftBob Nightengale of USA Today tweets that the club plans to bring him back into the organization once his legal proceedings are through.

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