Sacramento River Cats
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson announced the formation of an exploratory committee to look at the viability at bringing a major league baseball team to the River City.
Just more than nine months after throwing his first pitch as a professional and two months after starting the season in Class-A ball, former slugging 1st baseman Sean Doolittle has made it to the majors as a left-handed reliever with the Oakland Athletics.
The Oakland Athletics have no timetable for calling up Manny Ramirez, who becomes eligible this week.
Suspended slugger Manny Ramirez is scheduled to begin a 10-game minor league stint with Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday in Albuquerque, N.M., and the club is already preparing special ticket packages for his home games in Northern California.