- MLB.com's Doug Miller says some players can't be replaced because they do more than put up numbers. Bobby Abreu, Mark Ellis and Craig Counsell are in Miller's select group.
- A Boston law firm, Bingham McCutchen, is suing Dodgers owner Frank McCourt, according to Bill Shaikin of the LA Times.
- The Cardinals officially granted Ian Snell his release so that he can pursue a job elsewhere, according to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (on Twitter). Snell, who retired about a month ago, now says he's considering a return.