MLB notebook: Yankees to retire Joe Torre's No. 6

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi stands with former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre in the...

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi stands with former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre in the dugout as they wear FDNY and NYPD baseball caps on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on September 11, 2011 (REUTERS/Danny Moloshok)

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The New York Yankees announced Thursday that 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Joe Torre, who won four World Series titles as manager, will have his No. 6 uniform retired.

Torre, currently serving as MLB's executive vice president of baseball operations, spent 12 seasons as manager of the Yankees from 1996 to 2007. He guided the team to six World Series appearances (1996, '98-2001, '03) and four World Championships (1996, '98-2000).

Torre compiled a 1,173-767 (.605) regular-season record and a 76-47 (.618) post-season mark during his Yankees tenure, leading the club to the playoffs in each year he managed the team.

While with the organization, Torre went 21-11 in the World Series, 27-14 in the ALCS and 28-22 in the ALDS. His regular-season wins total is second in club history to only Joe McCarthy, who went 1,460-867 (.627) over 16 seasons.

Torre's number will be retired during a ceremony in Monument Park on Aug. 23.

His number will join those of Billy Martin (1), Babe Ruth (3), Lou Gehrig (4), Joe DiMaggio (5), Mickey Mantle (7), Yogi Berra and Bill Dickey (8), Roger Maris (9), Phil Rizzuto (10), Thuman Munson (15), Whitey Ford (16), Don Mattingly (23), Elston Howard (32), Casey Stengel (37), Mariano Rivera (42), Reggie Jackson (44) and Ron Guidry (49).

Derek Jeter's No. 2 will be the last single digit in New York's pinstripes. Jeter, the Yankees' captain since 2003, said in February this will be his final season.

The Yankees also announced in a statement that Torre, Hall of Famer Rich "Goose" Gossage, Tino Martinez and Paul O'Neill will all be honored with plaques in Monument Park.

The ceremonies are part of a recognition series that will include Bernie Williams in 2015.

ROMO, GIANTS STOP TALKS

The San Francisco Giants and closer Sergio Romo will delay discussions on a contract extension most likely until the season ends.

The two sides are open to restarting contract talks, but do not want it to get in the way of the season, CBSSports.com reported Thursday.

Romo, who would become a free agent after the 2014 season, is off to a strong start this year. He has converted all 10 save opportunities so far and has a 2-0 record with a 1.88 ERA.

Last year, the 31-year-old Romo landed a spot on the National League all-star team and finished with 38 saves in his first full year as the Giants' closer. He took over the job during the 2012 season after Brian Wilson was injured.

RANGERS PROMOTE INFIELDER

Desperately seeking help in the infield, the Texas Rangers called up 20-year-old Rougned Odor from Double-A Frisco on Tuesday.

With Jurickson Profar (shoulder) and Kevin Kouzmanoff (back) on the 60-day disabled list and Donnie Murphy bothered by a neck injury, the Rangers are particularly thin at second base.

Murphy was placed on the 15-day DL after hurting his neck while tripping at first base during Wednesday's game. He is batting .211 with a homer and seven RBIs in 26 games.

The Rangers also designated infielder Josh Wilson and pitcher Scott Baker for assignment and purchased the contract of pitcher Justin Germano from Triple-A Round Rock before Thursday's game against the Colorado Rockies.

Odor is ranked as a top-50 prospect by Baseball America, but he was not expected to reach the major leagues so soon.

In 32 games this season in Double-A, he was batting .279 with six home runs, 17 RBIs, a .763 OPS and six stolen bases. But his production picked in May. He is hitting .480 with 12 hits in 25 at-bats this month and has a nine-game hitting streak.

The 31-year-old Germano posted a 1-3 record with a 3.41 ERA in six starts at Round Rock. Wilson batted .224 in 24 games for the Rangers.

PHILLIES PROMOTE, DEMOTE

The Philadelphia Phillies demoted reliever Shawn Camp and promoted fellow right-hander Luis Garcia on Thursday.

The 38-year-old Camp, who had been called up on April 18, gave up two earned runs on seven hits in just 3 1/3 innings. He can elect free agency or accept an assignment to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

This was Garcia's second recall as he appeared in one game last month. Garcia, 27, had not allowed a run in 11 games for Triple-A Lehigh Valley, and saved six games as the closer.


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