Major League Notebook: April 30
• On the final day of April, Jermaine Dye still doesn't have a job, but he tells Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times he believes he could help the White Sox or another team -- as long as certain conditions are met.
''I'm not going to a bad team, and I'm not playing for $1.5 million,'' Dye said.
Dye said he was most recently in contact with the Brewers, and the Cubs' reported $3 million offer was never made formal. The veteran said he sees himself as a fit at a variety of positions, playing outfield, first base and DH as necessary, but doesn't want to be a full-time DH.
• While Dye is still looking for work, several other established stars will be making their season debuts Friday and Saturday, as MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez notes. Cliff Lee will start Friday for his new team, the Mariners, and Ian Kinsler will be in the Rangers' lineup for the first time in 2010 to face Lee. In addition, Brad Lidge is back for the Phillies tonight, and Daisuke Matsuzaka will get the ball for the Red Sox on Saturday in Baltimore.
• Best news of the day: Tom Haudricourt reports Bob Uecker's six-hour heart procedure was successful.
• The worst news of the day comes from the Marlins' clubhouse, where Clay Hensley was in tears following the game after being told of the death of a family remember -- later reported to be his father.
• Impressive feat for the Tigers on Friday night, as rookies Scott Sizemore and Brennan Boesch both collected their first major league home runs -- and did so in the same inning. Sizemore had a solo homer and Boesch a grand slam off Angels starter Joel Pineiro as part of an eight-run fourth for Detroit. STATS Inc. reports they're the first teammates to collect their first big league homers in the same inning since Victor Martinez and Earl Snyder of the Indians on Sept. 29, 2002 against the Royals' Darrell May. Victor's hit a few more. Earl, not so much.
• The Arizona Legislature adjourned for the session without a vote on a measure that would help fund a new Cubs spring training facility in the state. That could open the door for the Cubs to move elsewhere, with Naples, Fla., the most mentioned candidate.
• The Red Sox announced they will honor the recently retired Nomar Garciaparra in a pregame ceremony at Fenway Park next Wednesday.
The Injury Ward
• Eyebrows were raised in San Francisco when Giants closer Brian Wilson did not materialize in a save situation Friday night. FanHouse's Jeff Fletcher reports Wilson tweaked his groin playing catch during batting practice and will be reevaluated Saturday. "I don't think it will be a problem," Wilson said.
• The news continues to get worse for Oakland in the injury department, as catcher Kurt Suzuki is expected to be placed on the disabled list Friday and Justin Duchscherer could very well follow him after leaving Thursday's game early with hip problems.
UPDATE: Suzuki officially went on the DL Friday afternoon with an intercostal strain. The A's purchased the contract of catcher Josh Donaldson to replace him and made a couple of other moves as well. Right-hander Trevor Cahill was recalled from Triple-A (and will start Friday at Toronto) and outfielder Matt Carson was optioned back to Sacramento while reliever Joey Devine was transferred to the 60-day DL to clear a 40-man roster spot for Donaldson.
• Lidge is back, but the Phillies are losing another key arm in their bullpen for at least two weeks. Fill-in closer Ryan Madson has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a broken right big toe suffered after Wednesday night's game. (UPDATE: Todd Zolecki says Madson injured himself kicking a chair.) Antonio Bastardo got the call from Triple-A to replace him.
• Texas also had a DL swap, activating Kinsler but putting Joaquin Arias on the 15-day with a bad back.
• Lance Berkman is out of the Astros' Friday-night lineup thanks to a mild groin strain.
• Reds outfielder Chris Dickerson landed on the DL Friday with a sprained right wrist. Cincinnati summoned outfielder Chris Heisey from Louisville to take Dickerson's roster spot. UPDATE: Dickerson has been diagnosed with a broken hamate bone in his right hand as well.
• Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera was placed on the 15-day DL retroactive to April 27 with a strained right hamstring. San Diego purchased the contract of infielder Lance Zawadzki from Triple-A to replace him, moving Matt Antonelli from the 15-day DL to the 60-day to open up a 40-man spot.
• Edgar Renteria departed San Francisco's game against the Rockies with tighness in his right groin, tweets FanHouse's Jeff Fletcher.
• Another mid-game departure, as FanHouse's Tom Krasovic reports Brewers speedster Carlos Gomez is out with a left knee problem.
• Alan Embree didn't even get a chance to pitch for the Red Sox, who designated him for assignment Friday night to open up a roster spot for Matsuzaka.
• The Royals activated second baseman Chris Getz from the disabled list Friday, sending reliever Victor Marte back to Triple-A Omaha to clear a roster spot. Getz will rejoin the starting lineup, with Alberto Callaspo playing third and Alex Gordon likely on the bench most days.
• Following Friday's game, the Twins activated Nick Punto from the disabled list and optioned infielder Luke Hughes back to Triple-A.
• Seattle had to make a move to get Lee on the roster for his start tonight, and the unfortunate victim is Shawn Kelley. He was optioned to Triple-A, tweets FanHouse's John Hickey. With Lee stepping into the rotation, Ian Snell will report to the Mariners' bullpen.
• The Indians activated reliever Hector Ambriz from the DL, optioning Joe Smith to Columbus to make room.
• The Rangers promoted stud prospect Tanner Scheppers to Triple-A Oklahoma City. The right-hander had allowed three hits and a run in 11 innings while walking nobody and striking out 19 in six appearances for Double-A Frisco.
• Twins starter Nick Blackburn was placed on the Family Medical Emergency List to and will miss a minimum of three days and a maximum of seven days while dealing with a family matter. Minnesota recalled right-hander Jeff Manship to replace Blackburn on the active roster. Manship will start Saturday against the Indians.