>>Benches Clear Briefly In Tigers/Sox Game
Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale and Detroit's Victor Martinez exchanged words in the sixth inning Wednesday, causing the benches and bullpens to empty briefly. The situation didn't escalate.
After striking out Martinez in the third, Sale turned and tipped his hat toward center field. Then when Martinez came up in the sixth with one out and none on, Sale's first pitch hit him around the back of his left shoulder. Martinez walked slowly to first, and the two eventually started jawing at each other. An agitated Sale pointed out toward center field.
The benches and then the bullpens emptied, but the situation was diffused fairly easily. Martinez eventually came around to score, tying the game at 1.
Martinez is 15 of 29 against Sale in his career.
>>Wrigley Reconstruction To Begin This Weekend
(Chicago, IL) -- Reconstruction at Wrigley Field is set to begin this weekend. The Cubs will start their 375-million-dollar project with the home schedule complete. Bleacher expansion and renovation of the home clubhouse are first on the list. The project will take the next four offseasons.
>>Report: D'backs Offer GM Job To Dave Stewart
(Minneapolis, MN) -- Former four-time 20-game winner Dave Stewart is in line to be the next general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks. "USA Today" reports the Snakes have offered Stewart the job, but no contract terms have been reached. The 57-year-old has a longtime relationship with D'backs Chief Baseball Officer Tony La Russa. After 16 big league seasons, Stewart worked in baseball operations with three teams, served as a pitching coach twice, and also worked as a player agent. Kevin Towers was fired as GM earlier this month, but has been offered another role within the organization.