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Kyle Lohse Finds A Home With The Milwaukee Brewers

After an outstanding season in 2012 with the St. Louis Cardinals free agent right-handed starting pitcher Kyle Lohse has finally signed with the Milwaukee Brewers for three-years and $33 million. Scott Boras Lohse's agent blames the compensation system implemented by Major League Baseball as he said "The integrity of the game has been compromise. I had four or five teams call me in November, and tell me they couldn't sign (Lohse) because they don't want to lose the draft dollars." While that certainly is
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Baltimore Orioles Lose Third Basemen Wilson Betemit To Injury

It wasn't a good bottom of the fifth inning for Baltimore Orioles third basemen Wilson Betemit as it spoiled what happened in his first at-bat as he hit a three-run home run off Boston Red Sox starter Graham Godfrey. First he flailed at a pitch from reliever Jose De La Torre that sent his bat flying into the crowd though he eventually worked a walk. Then after Manny Machado worked the count full he was off on the pitch which got hit into shallow
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Oakland Athletics Send Down Shane Peterson and Jemile Weeks

The strength of the defending American League West champion Oakland Athletics roster is their depth and it came as no surprise today that  Shane Peterson and Jemile Weeks got sent to Triple A Sacramento. With Peterson he's an outfielder and already on the roster are Yoenis Cespedes, Coco Crisp, Josh Reddick, Chris Young and Seth Smith. In the minors he also spent some time at first playing in 123 games over five seasons, yet Brandon Moss is a lock for the starting spot. Bob Melvin has difficult task of
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Los Angeles Dodgers: Ramirez to Miss Eight Weeks After Injuring Thumb

With the season only a couple of weeks away  the Los Angeles Dodgers were getting ready to start the year with a healthy roster. Thursday the team announced that shortstop Hanley Ramirez will be out for the next eight weeks with a torn ligament in his right thumb. Ramirez, who was acquired from the Miami Marlins before the trade deadline last season suffered the injury during the World Baseball Classic earlier this
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World Baseball Classic Must Make Immediate Rule Change Or Risk More Brawls

It didn't take long for the World Baseball Classic to have its first controversy and it's an example of why Major League Baseball teams in the future will think twice before allowing a player in their organization to take part in the tournament. The issue is how the first tie-breaker for advancing gets made, which is by run differential. With Canada up 9-3 on Mexico, Chris Robinson bunted with no outs to start the top of the ninth inning. Third
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Hideki Okajima Signs Minor League Contract With Oakland Athletics

Pending a physical left-handed reliever Hideki Okajima will sign a Minor League contract with the Oakland Athletics with an invite to spring training where he'll get the chance to make the big league roster. If he makes it he'll join Sean Doolittle, Jordan Norberto and Jerry Blevins in the bullpen. Okajima spent five seasons with the Boston Red Sox and had his best season in his rookie year of 2007 when he pitched in 66 games, had a record of 3-2 with a 2.22 era,
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Match Fixing Scandal To Rock Football World

Another day, another dollar the saying goes. Or a lot of dollars. If you are one of the 425 reported match officials, club officials, players, or criminal according to Europol who accepted bribes or placed bets to fix a football match, then a lot of money has been coming your way. According to Europol, over 10 million euros (~$13.6 million) have already been uncovered, and according to German investigator Friedhelm
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Earl Weaver, Stan Musial: Two Legends Pass Away

On Saturday, January 19th, 2013, baseball legends Earl Weaver and Stan Musial passed away. Earl Weaver, 82, was a Hall of Fame manager for the Baltimore Orioles. He led the squad to a .583 winning percentage over seventeen years including a World Series in 1970. Weaver was a steam kettle waiting to let his steam out, as he was ejected from 91 games over his managerial career. "Earl Weaver stands alone