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2013 MLB Wild Card : Races Coming Down To The Wire

With the final weekend of the Major League Baseball season upon us, the Wild Card teams are all but decided. In the National League, the Pittsburgh Pirates, making their first post season appearance in 21 years, hold the top spot by two games over their Central Division rivals, the Cincinnati Reds.  The NL Central will be the only division sending three teams to the playoffs this year.  The Pirates and
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Top Prospect Michael Choice To Make Major League Debut

On September 1 Major League Baseball rosters expanded to 40 and the Oakland Athletics called up top outfield prospect Michael Choice. While he didn't get a chance to make his debut yesterday against the Tampa Bay Rays, the outfielder is in the lineup for manager Bob Melvin as the designated hitter. In 132 games for the Sacramento River Cats Choice tied for second in the Pacific Coast League with 89 rbi, fourth in hits (154), fifth in walks (69) and 10th in OBP (.390). He will hit ninth
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Oakland Athletics Call Up Top Prospect Michael Choice

With the Sacramento River Cats being eliminated from playoff contention yesterday it didn't take much time for the Oakland Athletics to call up top outfield prospect Michael Choice. The now 23-year old got taken in the first round with the 10th pick in the 2010 MLB Draft and has progressively made his way up through the minor league system for the A's. For his 013 season in Sacramento he hit .302 with   154 hits, 90 runs scored, 29 doubles,
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New York Yankees : Alfonso Soriano and Derek Jeter Provide Much Needed Spark In 6-5 Win Over Rays.

NEW YORK -- The good news just kept coming for the New York Yankees, as both the return of Derek Jeter and Alfonso Soriano would help lead the Bronx Bombers to a 6-5 victory over the first place Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. Not only did they get the win and see a strong performance from one of their marquee players, but Soriano put together a good game to help secure the
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How Does MLB Make Pitchers Safer?

Major League Baseball has an issue when it comes to the safety of pitchers. For the third time in recent memory a pitcher has gotten struck in the head by a line drive. Last season Brandon McCarthy who pitched for the Oakland Athletics took a liner off the back of his head and the result a epidural hemorrhage, brain contusion and skull fracture that required emergency surgery. He missed the remainder of the 2012 season and signed as
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Blue Jays Pitcher J.A. Happ Struck In Head By Liner Taken Off On Stretcher

It's one of the scariest plays in baseball a line driver heading straight for a pitcher. That's what happened to Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher J.A. Happ against the Tampa Bay Rays. With runners on second and third and one out, Desmond Jennings hit the ball right back at Happ who got struck in the head and immediately went down. The ball wound up in right field and resulted in a triple. Teammate Munenori Kawasaki immediately motioned for the cart to come
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Yankees Keep Winning Despite Slew Of Injuries

At the end of Sunday afternoon, New York Yankees' manager Joe Girardi breathed a sigh of relief. His team, decimated by injuries even before the start of spring training, finally was able to finish the job with a three-game sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays at the Big House in the Bronx. The Yankees have had a tough week both on the field and off. It started with an ESPN report that someone connected to all-star second baseman Robinson Cano had direct
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Reyes' Injury Highlights Bad Baseball Played So Far in Toronto

Toronto Blue Jays' General Manager Alex Anthopoulos didn't envision his team's season being on the verge of collapse by the end of the second week of the season. With Friday night's injury to all-star shortstop Jose Reyes, along with putrid starting pitching, and very little hitting, that is exactly what he's facing. After reaching base on a single against the Kansas City Royals, it was time to do what he
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Reyes’ Injury Highlights Bad Baseball Played So Far in Toronto

Toronto Blue Jays' General Manager Alex Anthopoulos didn't envision his team's season being on the verge of collapse by the end of the second week of the season. With Friday night's injury to all-star shortstop Jose Reyes, along with putrid starting pitching, and very little hitting, that is exactly what he's facing. After reaching base on a single against the Kansas City Royals, it was time to do what he