Roberto Alomar is among 15 first-time candidates of this year's Hall of Fame ballot, joining holdovers Mark McGwire, Andre Dawson and Bert Blyleven.
Edgar Martinez, Barry Larkin and Fred McGriff also are new to the ballot this year.
Cleveland Cavaliers center Shaquille O'Neal has participated in shootaround is expected to play against Charlotte.
Coach Mike Brown said O'Neal "will probably play" unless he has a setback before Friday night's game.
LAFAYETTE - A local family of a seven month old who died in May in a stork craft crib, has filed a federal lawsuit.
Officials say the lawsuit alleges the baby was trapped between the mattress and the crib's railing.