Source: Cal to reinstate 5 sports targeted for cuts

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Source: Cal to reinstate 5 sports targeted for cuts

Feb. 10, 2011

CSNBayArea.com staff

The five sports designated for elimination at Cal due to budget cuts will be reinstated, a source close to the situation has told Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.

The announcement from the university on the future of baseball, rugby, men's and women's gymnastics' and women's lacrosse was originally expected Thursday, but an e-mail from Dan Mogulof in the campus Public Affairs office on Thursday morning said that the announcement was not forthcoming.

The following is a portion of that message:
An announcement of the final decision regarding the reinstatement of Cal Athletics will not take place this morning. The process of gathering, verifying and analyzing the large number of individual philanthropic commitments made to the Save Cal Sports effort is proving to be complicated and time consuming.

The group "Save Cal Sports" had been soliciting funding from private donors to prevent the programs from elimination. It was announced four months ago that the university would reduce the number of teams from 29 to 24 to save an estimated 4 million annually.

BACH: Cal to prevail, regardless of ruling

On Feb. 1, athletic director Sandy Barbour announced that a decision would be made within the next 10 days.

Previously, UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau had stated that the decision on the fate of the programs rested on a goal of raising 25 million to fund operating expenses for 5-to-10 years. Additionally, he sought a plan for the creation of an endowment to fund the programs in the future.

Giants lineup: Gillaspie activated, playing third base against Mets

Giants lineup: Gillaspie activated, playing third base against Mets

Postseason hero Conor Gillaspie is back up with the Giants and on the hot corner Friday night at AT&T Park vs. the Mets.

New York Mets (31-41)

1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) 2B
3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) LF
4. Wilmer Flores (R) 3B
5. Michael Conforto (L) CF
6. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
7. Travis d'Arnaud (R) C
8. Jose Reyes (S) SS
9. Seth Lugo (R) P

San Francisco Giants (27-48)

1. Denard Span (L) CF
2. Conor Gillaspie (L) 3B
3. Joe Panik (L) 2B
4. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
5. Austin Slater (R) LF
6. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
7. Nick Hundley (R) C
8. Gorkys Hernandez (R) RF
9. Ty Blach (R) P

Giants DFA Bryan Morris, recall reliever from Triple-A Sacramento

Giants DFA Bryan Morris, recall reliever from Triple-A Sacramento

Bryan Morris allowed five earned runs out of the bullpen while only recording two outs in the Giants' 12-11 loss to the Braves on Thursday. One day later, the Giants designated Morris for assignment. 

In a corresponding move, the Giants recalled lefty reliever Steven Okert from Triple-A Sacramento.

Morris went 2-0 with a 6.43 ERA in 20 games out of the bullpen for the Giants this season. 

Okert has moved up and down from Sacramento and San Francisco this year. With the Giants, he is 1-0 with a 6.23 ERA in 19 appearances.

Down in the minors, Okert owns a 1-0 record with a 2.25 ERA in 11 games while recording four saves.