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Texas Rangers' Michael Kirkman's newest incarnation: Left-handed specialist
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Finding another left-handed relief possibility in September would be a significant development for the Rangers. LHP Neal Cotts, dominant in 2013, has been inconsistent this season. Two other lefties, Pedro Figueroa and Aaron Poreda, have fallen to …

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The tale of Kenny Hill and the Texas Rangers chaplain
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Hill, father of Texas A&M starting quarterback Kenny Hill and a former Texas Rangers pitcher, asked Bartel, a Rangers team chaplain, to work with his son in the offseason. “He was looking for a good match,” Bartel said. He found it in Bartel, a former …

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Former UCLA Pitcher Erik Goeddel Promoted to New York Mets
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Former UCLA right-handed reliever Erik Goeddel will join the New York Mets' 40-man roster on Monday, the organization announced Sunday evening. Goeddel, a 6-foot-3 product from Hillsborough, Calif., who pitched for UCLA in 2009 and 2010, has earned …

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BREAKING: Houston Astros Fire Bo Porter
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Bo Porter was hired towards the end of the 2012 season, and was expected to help the Houston Astros in their rebuild process. Porter seemed to do a pretty good job in the clubhouse before and after games, but was often criticized for his in game decisions.

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Houston Astros Call Up Nick Tropeano And Max Stassi
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Mar 3, 2014; Jupiter, FL, USA; Houston Astros catcher Max Stassi (12) chases a foul ball during a game against the Miami Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports. Houston Astros …

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Red Sox Notes: Mookie Betts Continues To Provide Offensive Spark
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The Boston Red Sox won't be involved in the playoff races in September, but exciting outfield prospect Mookie Betts is giving fans reasons to follow the team over the final month of the regular season. Betts was moved up to the leadoff spot for Monday …

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New York Yankees Announce Eight September Call-Ups
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The biggest surprise there is Antoan Richardson, who was signed as a free agent by the Yankees in November of 2013. In 2014, he hit .271 with three homers and 22 RBI is 315 plate appearances. The outfielder has limited MLB experience with just nine …

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Yankees lose crucial game to Blue Jays
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Toronto Blue Jays' Steve Tolleson, right, slides safely past New York Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli to score on a Munenori Kawasaki RBI-single in the seventh inning of a baseball game in Toronto, Sunday, Aug. 31. Photo: AP …

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