MLB Update: Maine Signs Minor League Deal, Fisk Admits DUI
UNDATED (AP) - Looking for a return to the majors, right-hander John Maine has inked a minor league deal with the Marlins and will compete for the fifth spot in Miami's rotation.
The 31-year-old right-hander pitched in 16 games for the Yankees' Triple-A club in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season, going 8-5 with a 4.97 ERA. From 2004 to 2010, Maine had a record of 41-36 with a 4.35 ERA pitching for Baltimore and the New York Mets.
In other baseball news:
Hall of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor drunken-driving charge in suburban Chicago. Fisk was sentenced to one year of court supervision and he must pay $1,250 in court costs. The 64-year-old Fisk also must undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation, and counseling. Fisk played 11 seasons with the Boston Red Sox and 13 with the Chicago White Sox.
Free agent slugger Hideki Matsui has retired from professional baseball, saying he is no longer able to perform at the level that earned him a World Series MVP with the New York Yankees and three Central League MVPs in Japan. The 38-year-old Matsui batted .282 with 175 homers and 760 RBIs for the Yankees, Los Angeles Angels, Oakland Athletics and Tampa Bay Rays.
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