Rose manages Connecticut team
From staff, wire reports
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Pete Rose’s jersey was too big, and he was wearing dress pants as he exchanged lineup cards at home plate.
But the major league’s career hits leader was back in his element Monday, managing a baseball team, if just for one day.
The 73-year-old Rose served as guest skipper of the Bridgeport Bluefish of the independent Atlantic League.
Rose was managing the Cincinnati Reds in 1989 when he agreed to a lifetime ban from Major League Baseball for betting on baseball. He later admitted he bet on Reds games while running the team.
Rose could take this one-game job because the Bluefish are not affiliated with any major league team.
Rose says he’s relates to the Bluefish players, many of whom also are trying for a second chance in baseball.
Greenberg buys team
STATE COLLEGE – Mandalay Baseball Properties, LLC announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with an ownership group led by State College Spikes chairman and managing partner Chuck Greenberg to purchase the Class AA Frisco RoughRiders of the Texas League.
The agreement is subject to the approvals of the Texas League and Minor League Baseball, and the review of the Office of Commissioner of Major League Baseball.
Greenberg, who also owns the Texas Rangers’ Advanced-A affiliate Myrtle Beach Pelicans and the State College Spikes of the New York-Penn League, was the former CEO and managing partner of the Texas Rangers.
Greenberg also headed a group that bought the Altoona Curve from Bob Lozinak in 2002, and he acted as president and managing partner until selling the club back to Lozinak in 2008.
Greenberg has led the Spikes ownership group since the franchise was founded and played its first game in 2006. He worked with Penn State University on the financing, construction and operating agreement for Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, home to both the Spikes and Penn State’s NCAA baseball program.
Arroyo’s streak ends
PHOENIX – Former Altoona Curve pitcher Bronson Arroyo had been one of baseball’s most reliable pitchers during his 15-year career, fighting off a variety of ailments to take the ball every time his turn came up.
When his arm started to get sore and his velocity dropped, even he couldn’t keep going.
The Arizona Diamondbacks placed Arroyo on the 15-day disabled list with elbow tendinitis on Monday, ending the right-hander’s run of consecutive starts at 369, the second-longest active streak behind the 443 straight starts by Toronto’s Mark Buehrle.
“He’s had other times in his career when he’s been able to overcome things like this, but it wasn’t in the cards this time,” Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said.