Former um­pire Kaiser dies

Los Angeles Times - - SPORTS -

Former ma­jor league um­pire Ken Kaiser, a col­or­ful fig­ure be­tween the lines who briefly moon­lighted as a pro­fes­sional wrestler to make ends meet while work­ing in the mi­nor leagues, has died. He was 72.

The World Um­pires As­so­ci­a­tion said Thurs­day he died in his home­town of Rochester, N.Y., on Tues­day. Kaiser had di­a­betes for years.

An Amer­i­can League um­pire from 1977-99, Kaiser um­pired two World Se­ries, one All-Star game and sev­eral play­off se­ries.


The New York Mets an­nounced that Matt Har­vey, who has been on the dis­abled list since June 15 be­cause of a stress in­jury to his right shoul­der, will be­gin a mi­nor league re­hab as­sign­ment Satur­day for Class-A Brook­lyn . ... Cincin­nati re­liever Lisalverto Bonilla was placed on the 10-day DL be­cause of a sore right el­bow . ... Toronto right-han­der Tay­lor Cole (bro­ken right foot) was placed on the 10-day DL a day af­ter his ma­jor league de­but.

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