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BASEBALL DAILY REPORT : AROUND THE MAJOR LEAGUES : Brewers Trade Maldonado to Blue Jays

Associated Press

The Milwaukee Brewers traded outfielder Candy Maldonado to the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday for a minor league pitcher and a player to be determined.

Maldonado, 30, sat out more than two months this season because of a broken bone in his right foot. In 34 games, he batted .207 with five home runs and 20 runs batted in.

The Brewers obtained Rob Wishnevski, 24, a right-hander who was 6-8 at double-A Knoxville, Tenn. The Brewers also optioned right-handed pitcher Jim Hunter to triple-A Denver and purchased the contract of right-hander Mike Igansiak from that team. Infielder George Canale was recalled from Denver.

Pete Rose’s attended Thursday’s Dodger-Red game in Cincinnati, the first time he has watched a game at Riverfront Stadium since he was banned from baseball. Rose watched the Dodgers’ 6-4 victory from a glass-enclosed box above third base.

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“When you see Chris Sabo and Paul O’Neill and those type of guys and you brought them to the big leagues, you pull for them. You want them to do well,” Rose said after the game.

Rose left the stadium after most fans already had gone. Some spotted him, however, and he signed baseballs and gloves.

Rose pleaded guilty a year ago to felony charges of tax evasion.


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