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  1. New commissioner Rob Manfred interested in eliminating defensive shfitsRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Bucs Dugout

    MLB's incoming commissioner, Rob Manfred, says in a new video on ESPN that he's interested in eliminating defensive shifting: I think the second set of changes I would look at is related, and that relates to injecting additional offense in the game. For example, things like eliminating shifts -- I would be open to those sorts of ideas.

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  2. Chicago White Sox: Who are candidates for reserve roles?Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Southside Showdown

    May 16, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Chicago White Sox right fielder Dayan Viciedo hits a double during the sixth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports In 2015, the Chicago White Sox already have a better bench than in 2014.

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  3. Commissioner Rob Manfred "open" to eliminating defensive shiftsRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Athletics Nation

    New commissioner Rob Manfred would be "open to eliminating" defensive shifts to inject more offense. Good idea? http://t.co/5ylfFacfQh It's day one of Rob Manfred's term as baseball's 10th Commissioner, and he's already open to new ideas.

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  4. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred open to eliminating defensive shiftsRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Amazin' Avenue

    In an interview with ESPN , new Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said that he is open to eliminating defensive shifts in baseball as a way of adding offense to the game. Shifts have, of course, been increasingly popular over the last several years in baseball, but they have been in the game for a very long time.

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  5. Steve Cishek wants to Remain with Miami MarlinsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Marlin Maniac

    Sep 23, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins relief pitcher Steve Cishek throws during the ninth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Marlins Ballpark. The Marlins won 2-0.

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  6. Nationals Analysis: Should The Nats Pursue K-Rod?Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Teddy Never Wins

    With the starting rotation looking to be set in stone for Opening Day, there's just one problem that could derail the Washington Nationals ' quest at a World Series title. With Tyler Clippard now in Oakland, where he could start the year as the closer due to Sean Doolittle's injury, how does Matt Williams line up his bullpen for the late innings in terms of set roles? As of right now, it looks as if the closer is going to be Drew Storen .

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  7. Corey Kluber's Cy Young Award Arrives in ClevelandRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Deep Left Field

    Corey Kluber walks back to the dugout after the fourth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports Corey Kluber won the 2014 American League Cy Young award back in November of last year, but it's not like MLB has the plaque minted up and ready to go once the votes are tallied up - Kluber beat out Seattle Mariners' ace Felix Hernandez by only 10 points, after all.

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  8. Sunday News and Notes: Kluber receives AL Cy Young; First day highlights from Tribe FestRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Let's Go Tribe

    The big news from the article was that the Indians have set July 25th as when they'll reveal the Larry Dody statue at Progressive Field. Doby's statue will be the third at Progressive Field, joining likenesses of Bob Feller and Jim Thome .

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  9. Clayton and Ellen Kershaw Welcome Baby GirlRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Lasorda's Lair

    Jun 18, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw gets a hug from his wife Ellen after pitching a no hitter against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium. Dodgers won 8-0.Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports Lasorda's Lair wants to congratulate Clayton and Ellen Kershaw on the birth of their first child! Cali Ann Kershaw was born on Friday January, 23rd, 2015 at 5:43 p.m. CT.

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  10. Rob Manfred, new Major League Baseball commissioner, suggests ban on defensive shiftsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | MSNBC

    Rob Manfred has officially been reigned in as the new commissioner of Major League Baseball and he said something controversial in a sit-down interview this weekend with ESPN's Karl Ravech Defensive shifts are largely used against pull hitters, so banning them would actually give those hitters an advantage.

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  11. Ex-Yankee Ted Lilly charged with insurance fraud, report saysRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | NJ.com

    The former major league baseball player has been charged in California with three felonies related to insurance fraud, the San Luis Obispo Tribune reported, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. Ex- Yankees starting pitcher Ted Lilly allegedly damaged his recreational vehicle, then bought insurance on it and filed a claim for the repairs retroactively, according to a report from the San Luis Obispo Tribune.

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  12. Commissioner Rob Manfred's letter to fansRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Washington Nationals

    On the night of August 14, 2014, I left a Baltimore hotel after being elected Commissioner of Baseball. As I began to reply to the overwhelming number of congratulatory messages coming in, it hit me that I'd just been entrusted to protect the integrity of our National Pastime and to set a course that allows this great game to continue to flourish -- now and in the years to come.

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  13. Former A's pitcher Ted Lilly accused of insurance fraudRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

    Former Major League Baseball player Ted Lilly has been charged in California with three felonies related to insurance fraud, according to a newspaper report. The charges stem from allegedly false insurance claims filed last year connected to Lilly's damaged recreational vehicle, the San Luis Obispo Tribune reported Friday .

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  14. What is Bob Nutting's legacy in Pittsburgh?Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Rum Bunter

    ... resist (Josh Bell). In fact, they spent so much money on the draft that it is now illegal to do so! Major League baseball put caps on what you can pay players out of the draft as a direct result of the Pirates practices. This philosophy of building ...

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  15. Rob Manfred makes official mark as MLB commissionerRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Sporting News

    ... that day - what an absolutely unbelievable thing it is to have your name on the balls that are used in Major League Baseball. I mean, it really just hit me like a ton of bricks." Manfred, 55, was unanimously elected as commissioner by the 30 MLB ...

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  16. Yankees Rumors: Team Remains Strongly Interested In Hector OliveraRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Yanks Go Yard

    The New York Yankees , after having allowed franchise second baseman Robinson Cano to walk away a year ago to sign with the Seattle Mariners, are still looking for his suitable replacement. Last season witnessed a plethora of candidates come and go, from Brian Roberts , to Kelly Johnson , to Stephen Drew , to finally Martin Prado .

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  17. David Robertson headlines Chicago White Sox overhaulRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Southside Showdown

    Aug 23, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann and relief pitcher David Robertson shake hands at the end of the game against the Chicago White Sox at Yankee Stadium. New York Yankees won 5-3.

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  18. Overlooked and Underrated Mets: Starting pitchersRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Amazin' Avenue

    You won't mistake any of them for Tom Seaver or Dwight Gooden, but these starting pitchers all had strong years with the Mets. The Mets are an organization known for its starting pitching and have boasted a number of quality arms.

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  19. Report: Yanks don't want to hear A-Rod apologyRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | CBS Sports

    After meeting with new Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred to clear the air over his year-long suspension in 2014, Alex Rodriguez also reached out to the Yankees to set up a meeting, but was turned down , reports the New York Post . Rodriguez requested to meet with the Yankees to apologize for his role in the Biogenesis scandal, but was told to wait until spring training .

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  20. Super Astros Crawfish Boil: January 25, 2015Read the original story

    2 hrs ago | Crawfish Boxes

    ... Jed Lowrie recently traveled to Colombia as a part of a revamped effort by the State's Department and Major League Baseball to reconnect with Latin America. MLB.com GALVESTON, Texas -- Perhaps no one is more encouraged to see the additions the ...

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