Thursday Applesauce

Ryan Church was transferred from Triple-A New Orleans to Double-A Binghamton last night to be closer to Shea, as he is slated to come off the disabled list to be with the Mets on Friday. Jerry Manuel has indicated that Church will not immediately be inserted as the Mets' everyday right-fielder, and that he will be used to spell Fernando Tatis until Church is back in shape.

At MetsGeek, Dan Scotto ponders a few random thoughts about the Mets.

In an exclusive to Athletics Nation, Blez reports that the A's plan on bringing Rickey Henderson back to the organization in some baseball-related capacity (not as a player, though).

Despite their obvious posturing from the day before, the World Umpires Association signed off on instant replay to review disputed homerun calls. No timetable has been set for its implementation, but we already know that MLB is champing at the bit to get instant replay in place prior to this year's postseason. WUA president and face-spit recipient John Hirschbeck put the right spin on it, saying "I told our members that it's just another tool that we can use to get the play right, not to look at it as a negative, but a positive."

Steven Goldman says the Yankees should be dismantled.

Thursday reading: All you ever wanted to know (and more!) about catcher's interference.

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