Peep Show

Updated: July 3, 2003, 11:06 AM ET
By By David Mosse

American League
Chicago White Sox: The White Sox's acquisition of veterans Roberto Alomar and Carl Everett sent shock waves around the Central Division, including in Minnesota, where Jim Soulhan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune warns the defending champion Twins better brace themselves for a tantalizing race. Both players debuted Wednesday night in an 8-6 victory over Minnesota and sure enough, the White Sox's lineup was much more imposing on paper than the one that bludgeoned the Twins the previous two nights.

New York Yankees: So much for Joe Torre's plan to unleash his 24-year-old stud on the Red Sox. One day after Brandon Claussen was awarded a Saturday start against Boston at the Stadium, Wednesday's rainout against the Orioles took away the youngster's chance. Torre announced that Wednesday's scheduled starter, David Wells, now is scheduled to open the Boston series, which starts on Friday. He'll be followed by Roger Clemens on Saturday, Andy Pettitte on Sunday and Mike Mussina on Monday. As for Claussen, his next start will have to wait until after the All-Star break.