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MLB bags intentional walk to help shorten games

MLB bags intentional walk to help shorten games

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February 21 In a move that might save one minute every few games, MLB will no longer require pitchers to lob four pitches to issue an intentional walk, ESPN.com reported Tuesday, FULL STORY

Report: MLB proposes intentional walk, strike zone changes

Report: MLB proposes intentional walk, strike zone changes

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February 06 Major League Baseball has made formal proposals to the players' union to make changes to intentional walks and the strike zone, ESPN.com reported Monday. FULL STORY

Athletics ink RHP Casilla to 2-year deal

Athletics ink RHP Casilla to 2-year deal

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January 20 Former San Francisco Giants closer Santiago Casilla signed a two-year, $11 million deal with the Oakland Athletics on Friday. FULL STORY

Athletics reportedly sign OF Davis

Athletics reportedly sign OF Davis

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January 03 Outfielder Rajai Davis signed a one-year, $6 million contract with the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday, as first reported by Yahoo! Sports and later confirmed by multiple outlets. FULL STORY

MLB Free Agency: Sluggers, closers dominate market

MLB Free Agency: Sluggers, closers dominate market

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November 07 The three premium closers on the market -- Aroldis Chapman, Kenley Jansen and Mark Melancon -- all could top the $11.5 million average annual value (AAV) that Chicago White Sox closer David Robertson received at this time last year, and at least FULL STORY