Former Giants catcher Mike Matheny has been named the new manager for the St. Louis Cardinals. Matheny played for San Francisco from 2005-2006 and won the Willie Mac Award in 2005.
Outfielder Pat Burrell is leaning towards retirement, MLB.com reports:
Veteran outfielder Pat Burrell is likely to call it a career after 12 Major League seasons due to a right foot injury that hasn’t healed.
Burrell was a mid-season pickup in 2010 after he was designated for assignment by the Tampa Bay Rays.
The 2012 promotional schedule was released earlier today and on their list is none other than a Brian Wilson Garden Gnome. While Wilson’s beard does rival a garden gnome’s, the demand for this item is still unknown.