Quote of the week
Righthander Scott Linebrink, on being sent to the Brewers on Wednesday after being the center of trade speculation for 2 years: "I hadn't been hearing any rumors. It's always the one you don't hear that gets you."
Nickname of the week
Pirates righthander Ian Snell is called "Baby Sheff" by teammate Shawn Chacon, a reference to outspoken Tigers outfielder Gary Sheffield and Snell's recent string of controversial remarks. "He just says whatever comes to his mind and he wears his emotions on his sleeve," Chacon explained.