Found July 15, 2012 on The Great Rabbino:
Lots of Jewish ball players in the news recently including retired, current, and future players.

ESPN noted that Ryan Dempster (not Jewish) who is being shopped around the league, recently tied a Cubs record for scoreless innings. The record set in 1969 by Ken Holtzman. The White Sox are one of the suitors for Dempters. Read more HERE.

Kevin Youkilis who had another game winner Friday night for the White Sox, has sent a letter to Red Sox Nation in anticipation for his arrival. Check it out HERE.
Sam Fuld continues to make progress back from his injury. Fuld has not played a game this season. He has been moved up to AAA. Read more on Super Sam HERE.

The Mets are interested in Red Sox cather Kelly Shoppach, which might be a perfect fit for both teams. The Red Sox have Ryan Lavarnway waiting in the wings. Lavarnway is batting .306 in AAA. To read more click HERE.

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- Jeremy Fine

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