Hansack was considered for last Sunday night's game against the Yankees, but he had to pitch the fifth and deciding game of the Eastern League championship series for Portland. Hansack was in the Astros organization for four years, but was released after 2003. He didn't play in 2004 and spent 2005 playing in Holland before signing a minor league contract with Boston last December.
Tom Verducci has a lengthy feature on Alex Rodriguez in this week's Sports Illustrated.
A-Rod AgonistesPeter Gammons is set to return to Baseball Tonight since suffering a brain aneurysm June 27.
Despite his extraordinary numbers, New York fans are quick to discount his contributions. And when things go wrong for A-Rod, even his teammates find him hard to motivate and harder to understand