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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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Brewers complete four-year deal with Garza – MLB.com

MLB.comOn Sunday afternoon, shortly after Brewers owner Mark Attanasio confirmed that Milwaukee is in agreement on a four-year contract with right-hander Matt Garza, the club issued a press release stating the deal is official, providing clarity following recent …Ryan Braun confident he’s ‘better than I’ve ever been’FOXSports.comBrewers finally agree to terms with Matt GarzaPhilly.comFree agent […]

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Red Sox sign Grady Sizemore to one-year deal – Boston.com

Boston.comThe Red Sox have signed Grady Sizemore, the former Cleveland Indians center fielder who hasn’t played in the major leagues since 2011. The 31-year-old Sizemore signed for a base salary of $750,000. He could earn up to $6 million. If healthy, Sizemore …Red Sox agree to one-year deal with Grady SizemoreCBSSports.comRed Sox sign SizemoreMiamiHerald.comFormer Indians […]

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Masahiro Tanaka to Yanks for $155M – ESPN

ESPNNEW YORK — The Yankees spent much of 2013 scouting right-hander Masahiro Tanaka in Japan. After seeing him go 24-0 with a 1.27 ERA, they came away convinced his stuff would translate to the major leagues. On Wednesday, before Tanaka has thrown …Angels eye Matt Garza, but Masahiro Tanaka deal could drive up priceLos Angeles […]

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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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Kershaw’s Texas Home Saves Dodgers Pitcher Millions in Taxes – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle(Adds contract being signed in second paragraph.) Jan. 17 (Bloomberg) — While Clayton Kershaw wears Dodger blue, he’ll keep more green by remaining a Texas resident, according to Robert Raiola, a certified public accountant who specializes in sports …Rich deal keeps Kershaw with Dodgers for seven yearsReutersPrice gets $14M deal ahead of arbitration […]

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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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MLB approves expanded replay starting this season – SI.com

SI.comPARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) – Ever since the game was invented, before television or even radio existed, baseball counted on the eyes and ears of umpires on the field. Starting this season, many key decisions will be made in a studio far away.Baseball continues work on home-plate collision banMLB.comMLB approves instant replay expansionAmazin’ AvenueMLB Officially […]

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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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Hal Steinbrenner calls Alex Rodriguez an ‘asset,’ doesn’t close door on his … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsWas it a temporary cease-fire of sorts in the ongoing conflict between Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees or just a few make-nice words because, well, what else is Hal Steinbrenner supposed to say? Whatever the case, the Yankees’ managing general partner …A-Rod: 2014 ‘a year to rest mentally and physically’MLB.comA-Rod ready for […]

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Pablo Sandoval is skinny now – USA TODAY

USA TODAYOne of the most frustrating spring-training traditions in baseball is the annual flood of reports that various guys are in the best shapes of their lives. You can practically set your watch to it: Some gregarious player on every team — especially if he’s coming off a …Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval has lost […]

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Clayton Kershaw agrees to seven-year, $215-million deal with Dodgers – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesClayton Kershaw has agreed to a seven-year, $215-million contract extension that will make him the highest-paid pitcher in baseball history, according to people familiar to the situation who spoke under the condition of anonymity because the deal isn’t …Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw have dealESPNHistory bodes well for Dodgers, Kershaw during life of extensionCBSSports.comDodgers, Kershaw […]

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Alex Rodriguez sues to overturn ban – ESPN

ESPNNEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez’s fight to overturn the longest drug-related suspension given to a MLB player entered its next phase on Monday when his lawyers filed suit in U.S. District Court alleging that arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, who handed down a …Alex Rodriguez’s lawsuit against MLB exposes his dirty PED secretsNew York Daily NewsRodriguez’s ‘Gummies’: […]

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Evidence against Alex Rodriguez too strong to fight – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsAlex Rodriguez and his lawyers now say that arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, who announced on Saturday that Rodriguez is gone from the 2014 regular season and the postseason as well, exhibited a “manifest disregard for the law.” Even here, these people can’t …Alex Rodriguez suspension: Scott Boras warns MLB against making deals with […]

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If Alex Rodriguez used performance-enhancing drugs, they didn’t obviously … – USA TODAY

USA TODAYDuring his appearance on 60 Minutes on Sunday, Biogenesis founder Tony Bosch — Major League Baseball’s key witness in its case to suspend Alex Rodriguez — detailed the performance-enhancing drug program that allegedly allowed Rodriguez to …Judge deals blow to A-Rod’s planned lawsuitCBSSports.comRodriguez May File Unredacted MLB Lawsuit, Judge SaysBloombergJudge: Decision in A-Rod suit […]

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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 […]