BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Pete Rose’s jersey was too big, and he was wearing dress pants as he exchanged lineup cards at home plate.
But he was back in his element Monday, managing a baseball team, if just for one day. The 73-year-old, whose 4,256 hits are the most in major league history, served as guest skipper for the Bluefish of the independent Atlantic League during their 2-0 win over the Lancaster (Pennsylvania) Barnstormers.
Rose was managing the Cincinnati Reds in 1989 when he agreed to a lifetime ban from Major League Baseball for betting on baseball. He later admitted he bet on Reds games while running the team.
Around the leagues
San Francisco and Cuban outfielder Daniel Carbonell agreed to a $1.4 million, four-year contract. Baltimore catcher Matt Wieters will have season-ending surgery on his right elbow. Arizona right-hander Bronson Arroyo is headed to the DL for the first time in his 15-year career (369 starts) with elbow tendinitis. Miami left-hander prospect Andrew Heaney was called up to join the rotation.