Quote: "We signed him as an insurance policy. The premiums are paid and now we have to cash in that policy." - Rangers manager Johnny Oates on Bill Haselman, who will be the everyday catcher with All-Star Ivan Rodriguez out for the year
It's a fact: Angels left fielder Darin Erstad tied a major-league record Monday for putouts by an outfielder with 12.
Who's hot: Johnny Damon of the Royals is batting .516 (32-for-62) over his past 14 games.
Who's not: The Devil Rays' Esteban Yan has allowed 23 homers, tying the team record.
On deck: The Blue Jays' David Wells goes for his league-leading 16th victory today.