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Mets Organization Report

Marty Noble -Premium Content

Every player has one veteran colleague or a retired player who moves him. For Lastings Milledge, that player is Frank Robinson. Milledge never saw Robinson play because his career ended almost 10 years before Milledge was born. But he knows about the Hall of Famer, and on March 13 he wanted Robinson to know about him. The Mets were playing Robinson's Nationals in Port St. Lucie, and Milledge wanted to give him something to see, or as he put it, "I wanted to show him what I've got."

Majors | #2006#New York Mets#Organization Reports

Brewers Organization Report

Tom Haudricourt -Premium Content

No Brewers prospect took a bigger step backward over the past year and a half than righthander Ben Hendrickson. Considered the top pitcher in the farm system in 2004, Hendrickson had a disastrous stay with the Brewers late that season, going 1-8, 6.22 in 46 innings. At the time, he looked nothing like the pitcher who went 11-3, 2.02 at Triple-A Indianapolis while claiming 2004 International League pitcher of the year honors.

Majors | #2006#Milwaukee Brewers#Organization Reports

Astros Organization Report

Brian McTaggart -Premium Content

There is perhaps no bigger hurdle for a pitcher making the long return from surgery than climbing back onto the mound for the first time, an obstacle righthander Jared Gothreaux cleared March 5. Gothreaux, who went 3-8, 4.29 in 86 innings at Triple-A Round Rock last year before having surgery to repair a tendon in his elbow last August, pitched one inning with a walk in the Astros' 4-3 spring-training loss to the Phillies in Clearwater.

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Marlins Organization Report

Mike Berardino -Premium Content

Brett Hayes made a quick impression in his first professional season. Unfortunately, bad luck kept the catcher from doing the same in his first big league training camp. Hayes, 22, broke the hamate bone in his left wrist while swinging through a pitch during an intrasquad scrimmage early in camp. He was expected to miss four to six weeks, and he was hoping it would be closer to the short end of that projection.

Majors | #2006#Florida Marlins#Organization Reports

Angels Organization Report

Bill Shakin -Premium Content

The Angels had their share of stars in the World Baseball Classic, including Bartolo Colon pitching for the Dominican Republic and Francisco Rodriguez for Venezuela. They also had Michael Collins catching for Australia. He did not start for Australia and isn't close to the major leagues, but the Angels have high hopes for him.

Majors | #2006#Los Angeles Angels#Organization Reports

A’s Acquire Tadano From Tribe

Jim Callis -

The first Japanese player signed by the Indians and once hailed as one of the organization's best pitching prospects, Kazuhito Tadano never found his niche with Cleveland. Designated for assignment on Saturday, he was traded Tuesday to the Athletics for outfield prospect Ramon Alvarado.

Majors | #2006#Trade Central

A’s Get Dominguez In Three-Way Deal

Jim Callis -

In a three-team deal, Juan Dominguez goes to the Athletics; Freddie Bynum goes to the Cubs; and John Rheinecker, John Koronka and a player to be named (from Chicago) go to the Rangers. The Cubs ultimately settled the deal by sending cash considerations to Texas.

Majors | #2006#Trade Central