Chico Lind has returned home, but the Kansas City Royals have yet to hear from their second baseman. Lind, who left the team last week without telling anyone, told the Kansas City Star he'd like to return to baseball. The Royals disqualified Lind from the roster Friday, and he no longer is getting his $2.6-million salary, about $18,000 per game.
Baseball owners, unable to get economic concessions from their players, want 11 new ballparks and said some teams may move if cities don't help with funding.
"There are some teams that will not survive in this economic environment without new stadiums," acting Commissioner Bud Selig said. "You can't sugarcoat it."
Pitcher John Wetteland and the New York Yankees avoided arbitration and agreed to a one-year contract worth $3.375 million, a raise of $625,000. . . . Designated hitter John Kruk was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Chicago White Sox because of a bruised right heel.