JEWISH BASEBALL NEWS — A summary of the latest scuttlebutt on Jewish baseball players.

  • LF Sam Fuld, who plays for the Iowa Cubs (AAA), is the best defensive outfielder in the Chicago Cubs’ organization, according to┬áBaseball America. (
  • 1B Kevin Youkilis, who hit two doubles and a triple in the Boston Red Sox’ 9-7 win over the New York Yankees last night, is the first Red Sox player to hit three extra-base hits in a season opener since Carlton Fisk did it in 1976. (
  • Texas Rangers 2B Ian Kinsler is starting the season in an unfortunate way: on the 15-day disabled list.┬áKinsler sprained his right ankle on March 12. (
  • Kinsler, by the way, is the Rangers’ “most productive” hitter, averaging 2.05 hits, walks and/or RBIs per game in a simulation. (
  • RHP Scott Feldman will be the Texas Rangers’ starting pitcher in today’s Opening Day game against the Toronto Blue Jays. Feldman recently signed a two-year, $13.3-million contract extension that will keep him with the Rangers through at least 2012. (

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