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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

Rays sign injured RHP Eovaldi

Rays sign injured RHP Eovaldi

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February 12 Free-agent pitcher Nathan Eovaldi is not expected to pitch this season as he recovers from Tommy John surgery, but he and the Tampa Bay Rays nonetheless agreed to a one-year, $2 million deal, multiple media outlets reported Sunday. 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

Dodgers acquire 2B Forsythe from Rays

Dodgers acquire 2B Forsythe from Rays

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January 23 Tampa Bay picked up top pitching prospect Jose De Leon in the trade and also signed fellow right-hander Shawn Tolleson to a one-year, $1 million deal. Tolleson's contract includes an additional $1.15 million 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