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As spring training games start, Josh Donaldson thinking ahead for Oakland … – The Birmingham News – al.com

As spring training games start, Josh Donaldson thinking ahead for Oakland …The Birmingham News – al.comThe first games of Major League Baseball’s spring training are scheduled for Tuesday, but former Faith Academy star Josh Donaldson is thinking about October. This October, he wants the Oakland Athletics to get past the Detroit Tigers into the World […]

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MLB notebook: Collision rule added – Tulsa World

Tulsa WorldMLB collision rule leaves exceptions: Major League Baseball and its players have banned most home-plate collisions but left open an exception if the catcher has the ball and is blocking the runner’s direct path to home plate.Baseball news: Collision-at-home rule adopted for 2014Detroit Free PressMLB will continue to allow collisions with catchers, but a […]

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Oakland

Court agrees to fast-track San Jose’s baseball antitrust appeal – San Jose Mercury News

Court agrees to fast-track San Jose’s baseball antitrust appealSan Jose Mercury NewsSAN JOSE — A federal appeals court Thursday granted San Jose’s request for speedy consideration of its claim that Major League Baseball violated U.S. antitrust law by keeping the Oakland A’s from moving to the city. San Jose’s lawyers had asked the …Expedited schedule […]

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Baseball: Pitchers unsure about new hat – NorthJersey.com

NorthJersey.comMajor League Baseball will unveil a protective cap for pitchers to test during spring training, hoping to curtail blows to the head such as the one Oakland’s Brandon McCarthy endured in 2012 in which he suffered a brain contusion and skull fracture. Big league …Baseball will test protective cap for pitchersSTLtoday.comMajor League Baseball approves padded […]

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Pitchers’ protective caps approved – ESPN

ESPNIn the nearly 17 months since then-Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy was struck in the head by a line drive and suffered life-threatening brain injuries, Major League Baseball says it has received and tested numerous prototypes from different …MLB approves new headgear to protect pitchers, but how much protection do …SI.comMLB approves protective caps; Brandon […]

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Notebook: History points to Masahiro Tanaka risk – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldThat is the question when evaluating Japanese sensation Masahiro Tanaka, who’s expected to sign a Major League Baseball contract for more than $100 million sometime this week, and has already met with the Cubs and White Sox. If Tanaka approximates …Theo Epstein proud of Rickettses for sticking with long-term planChicago Sun-TimesWhile waiting for Tanaka […]

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MLB approves expanded replay, starts this season – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMajor League Baseball vaulted into the 21st century of technology on Thursday, approving a huge expansion of instant replay in hopes of eliminating blown calls that riled up players, managers and fans. (Jan. 16). Loading… Post to Facebook. MLB approves …Major League Baseball approves expanded instant replay, managers can …New York Daily NewsMLB’s new […]

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Major League Baseball Adopts Expanded Replay Review – New York Times

New York TimesManagers will not be able to challenge the so-called neighborhood play at second base. Bill Kostroun/Associated Press. PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. — Major League Baseball will greatly expand replay review of close calls starting in the 2014 season.Here’s Everything That Can Be Reviewed Under The New MLB Instant Replay …San Francisco ChronicleMLB replay system […]

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Los Angeles

Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw have deal – ESPN

ESPNThe Los Angeles Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw have agreed on a seven-year, $215 million deal, sources with knowledge of the situation said. Kershaw has an out clause after five years. It is the richest deal for a pitcher in Major League Baseball history, …Kershaw, Dodgers reach record dealMLB.comClayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers agree to $215M […]

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Alex Rodriguez will seek injunction to halt suspension Monday – Fox News

Fox NewsThe attorney for New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez will file an injunction in federal court Monday morning in an attempt to stop a season-long suspension from Major League Baseball from taking effect. Joe Tacopina confirmed that planned filing to New …Text of statements on A-Rod ’60 Minutes’ segmentBoston.comNew York Yankees – TeamReportChicago TribuneMorosi: […]

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MLB Witness Outlines A-Rod’s PED Program on 60 Min – ABC News

ABC NewsMajor League Baseball’s key witness in its case against Alex Rodriguez said he designed and administered an elaborate doping program for the 14-time All-Star starting in 2010. Anthony Bosch, the founder of the now shuttered Florida anti-aging clinic, …Morosi: Messy realities of A-Rod investigation may cost MLB laterFOXSports.comNew York Yankees – PlayerWatchChicago TribuneBosch says […]

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60 Minutes’ A-Rod piece incites MLB, union fight – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMajor League Baseball and the players association, which previously had maintained a tone of respect and cooperation through the messy Alex Rodriguez ordeal, appear ready to get down into the muck with him. Both organizations issued critical statements …Arbitrator reduces Alex Rodriguez’s PED suspension to 162 games, plus …Washington PostAnthony Bosch: A-Rod ‘knew they […]

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With posting agreement, Masahiro Tanaka decision next – USA TODAY

USA TODAYOne of the most significant deals of this offseason was completed Monday and no player changed addresses. A new posting agreement between Major League Baseball and NPB, the governing body of Japanese baseball, is in effect and its ramifications …Decision on major league future of Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka appears …Los Angeles TimesAfter a […]

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Oakland A’s To San Jose Rejected By MLB, Court In SJ v MLB Records (Here For View)

UPDATE: Oakland A’s Move To San Jose Rejected By Major League Baseball. The Oakland Athletics as owned by Lew Wolfe are prohibited from moving to San Jose, both by Major League Baseball and by U.S. District Judge Ronald Whyte. The much written about, but little-understood-by-the-media court records specifically say, in black-and-white, that the the City […]

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Oakland Mayor Quan Ready To Talk Oakland A’s Stadium Lease Via Media

The City of Oakland’s reacting to a small handful of media who asked for Oakland Mayor Jean Quan to give a statement on the Oakland Athletics Stadium situation, where the media just discovered that the Oakland Coliseum Stadium has a sewage leak problem. It’s a problem that Oakland A’s Owner Lew Wolff knew about and […]