"Staying the course is becoming less appealing as the ugly losses continue."
San Diego Padres executive chairman, to Fox Sports, on the possibility that a shakeup is imminent. The Padres are 3-9 this month, with a batting average of .157.
"Why not the Twins?"
Minnesota Twins general manager, on swooping in to sign free-agent designated hitter Kendrys Morales away from the big-name teams, for $7.4 million. Morales batted .381 in his first five games, and the Twins are within four games of first place in the AL Central, after three consecutive 90-loss seasons.
"He edged out Koufax and Drysdale."
Cincinnati Reds manager, discussing the possibility of using utilityman Skip Schumaker as an emergency pitcher. In two games for the Dodgers last year, Schumaker posted a 0.00 ERA.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times