JEWISH BASEBALL NEWS — Little news snacks about Jews with bats:

  • As predicted, RF Adam Stern‘s recent stint with the Milwaukee Brewers was brief. Stern, 30, got his first MLB at-bats in four years but went 0-for-6 before the HeBrewers optioned him back to the AAA Nashville Sounds. Stern’s demotion follows that of RP Scott Schoeneweis, whom the Boston Red Sox recently dropped from their roster.
  • The Boston Globe — whose Red Sox begin a three-game series with the Tampa Bay Rays tonight (5/24/2010) — had some nice things to say about Rays RF Gabe Kapler yesterday (5/23/2010). Kapler, who typically comes off the bench to bat against left-handed pitchers, is more than just a platoon player, said writer Nick Cafardo:

(Kapler) is unique because he has seen things from a perspective few players ever will. The one year Kapler left baseball as a player (2007), he managed the Red Sox’ Single A team in Greenville, S.C. When he looks at teams, he can break them down pretty well. He understands the ebb and flow more than most. He understands team karma, chemistry, the banter in the clubhouse, the way guys react to wins and losses, and what they do to prepare for the game that night.

  • Jeremy Bleich, a starting pitcher with the New York Yankees’ AA squad (Trenton Thunder), has been placed on the disabled list with a sore shoulder. The New York Post called surgery “the most likely outcome.” Bleich, 23, is 3-2 with a 4.79 ERA in eight starts this season.

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