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Major League Baseball announced on Tuesday that it has approved head protection for pitchers.
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"MLB is committed to working with manufacturers to develop products that offer maximum protection to our players, and we're not stopping at all."
Brandon McCarthy was struck in the head by a line drive and suffered life-threatening brain injuries nearly 17 months ago.
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Marlins Will Host Yankees In Exhibitions At New Ballpark - RealGM Wiretap The Marlins have scheduled two exhibition games in their new ballpark April 1-2 against the Yankees. Florida's 2012 full-season and partial-plan ticket holders will have the first opportunity to purchase tickets to the two exhibition games. A limited number of tickets will go on sale to the general public in the spring. The ballpark, near downtown Miami Fabio Coentrao Real Madrid Jersey , is more than 76 percent complete. Red Sox Have $481M Committed To Bench Players - RealGM Wiretap
The Boston Red Sox have made tough decisions to put Travis Shaw and Brock Holt into the starting lineup over Pablo Sandoval and Rusney Castillo entering the season.
Including a calculated portion of their signing bonuses, Sandoval ($17.6 million) and Castillo ($11.3 million) are owed nearly $30 million. The Red Sox are also paying Allen Craig $9 million to stay at Triple-A Pawtucket. In addition, Chris Young will make $6.5 million as the club's fourth outfielder.
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The Red Sox positional reserves will receive roughly 70 percent as much in salary as the entire estimated payroll of the Tampa Bay Rays roster ($69.4 million).
Orioles Sign Tommy Hunter - RealGM Wiretap
The Baltimore Orioles have signed Tommy Hunter, bringing him back for a sixth straight season.
Hunter was 2-2 with a 3.74 ERA in 21 games for Cleveland this season. He was in the minors rehabbing a recent back injury when the Indians cut him on Thursday.
Hunter played for Baltimore from 2011-15, going 21-20 with a 4.22 ERA. He said he was thrilled to rejoin the Orioles Denis Cheryshev Real Madrid Jersey , adding there were "a lot of smiles, a lot of hugs" when he walked into the clubhouse.
Granderson Close To Early Return - RealGM Wiretap
Yankees outfielder Cutis Granderson said Monday he's optimistic he can return later this month as he continues to recover from a broken left pinkie.
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