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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

Phillies, Saunders agree to one-year deal

Phillies, Saunders agree to one-year deal

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January 16 The Philadelphia Phillies agreed to a one-year, $9 million contract with outfielder Michael Saunders, multiple media outlets reported Monday. FULL STORY

Phillies sign reliever Benoit to 1-year pact

Phillies sign reliever Benoit to 1-year pact

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December 06 Veteran right-hander reliever Joaquin Benoit agreed to a one-year, $7.5 million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, the team announced on Tuesday. FULL STORY

Hellickson accepts Phillies' qualifying offer

Hellickson accepts Phillies' qualifying offer

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November 14 Hellickson, a 29-year-old right-hander, was one of 10 players extended qualifying offers this offseason. Monday marks the deadline for players to accept or reject the offers. FULL STORY

MLB Notes: Braves, Colon agree to one-year deal

MLB Notes: Braves, Colon agree to one-year deal

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November 11 The 43-year-old Colon owns a 232-162 record over 19 major league seasons. He has the third-most victories among Latin American pitchers behind Dennis Martinez (245) and Juan Marichal (243). FULL STORY