Baseball legend Tony Gwynn has passed away at the age of 54.
Gwynn had been fighting cancer, which had first manifested itself as a malignant growth inside his right cheek, for four years. He attributed it to years of smokeless tobacco use. Gwynn posted a .338 career batting average over 20 seasons and won eight batting titles. He retired with 3,141 hits, which ranks 19th on the all-time list, was an All-Star 15 times and won five gold gloves. Our condolences to the entire Gwynn family and anyone affected by this tragedy.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Phillies recalled Cody Asche from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
The Phillies seem ready to commit to Asche as their new starting left fielder which certainly gums up the outfield configuration for veterans like Ben Revere, Grady Sizemore and Jeff Francoeur. It also displaces Darin Ruf. While they may be happy with the defensive work he did down in the minors, Asche's bat never really heated up, so the team is still going to have some serious offensive woes. This plan may have looked good on paper, but it should be re-visited in a couple of weeks to see how things are panning out. Analysis: Howard Bender