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A's Pat Venditte called ‘amphibious pitcher’ in newspaper

As if it weren’t impressive enough that Pat Venditte can pitch with both his right and left hands, apparently the Athletics hurler can also pitch… underwater? After Venditte became the first MLB player in 20 years to pitch with both ...

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Comparing Yankees and Mets draft strategies

Patrick McDermott/Getty Images Could the Mets trade Brandon Nimmo, Sandy Alderson’s first-ever draft pick? We do not yet know how well Sandy Alderson (and his lieutenants Paul DePodesta and Tommy Tanous) have done with the amateur draft, a half-decade into ...

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In MLB draft, GW pitcher Wesley Rodriguez still waiting

Kevin C. Downs/for New York Daily News Wesley Rodriguez (l.) and coach Steve Mandl are waiting on the GW righty to get drafted. It was supposed to be a night of celebration for Wesley Rodriguez, the senior righthander from George ...

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Harper: Mets or Yankees? It's up to GMs to see who owns NYC

In a parity-filled era that offers championship opportunity to more ballclubs than ever, the Yankees and Mets are each poised to take advantage of the lack of excellence in baseball, especially in the East. That should make for a fun ...

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Yogi petition for Medal of Freedom headed to White House

It ain’t over till it’s over. The campaign to have Yogi Berra receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom passed the 100,000 needed signatures on Monday night, less than two hours before the midnight deadline. It got late early, but fans ...

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Yankees select UCLA pitcher James Kaprielian in MLB Draft

James Kaprielian is a 6-4 righthander out of UCLA. where he completed his junior season with a 10-4 record, 2.23 ERA and 114 strikeouts in 106.2 innings. For the second straight season, the Yankees used their top draft pick to ...

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Royals have 7 players leading positions in All-Star voting

Ed Zurga/Getty Images Led by top-vote getter Salvador Perez, the Royals have seven players poised to start this year’s All-Star game. The reigning American League champion Kansas City Royals continue to dominate the 2015 MLB All-Star Game ballot, with seven ...

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Apple CEO: We'll pay Indians' bullpen 'ransom' for HR ball

ROBERT GALBRAITH/REUTERS Apple CEO Tim Cook holds a home run baseball as the Indians bullpen ransom note is on the screen behind him. CLEVELAND (AP) — Brandon Moss won’t have to go shopping and buy high-tech gadgets for his teammates ...

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MLB Power Rankings: Twins, Astros are the real deal

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images We’re jumping on the Astros bandwagon. All aboard the Twins Bandwagon! And save us seats. Hold a spot for us on the Astros Bandwagon, too. We’ll send a staffer to ride each, the way those clubs are ...

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Pirates superfan Michael Keaton shuts down heckler

Scott Cunningham/Getty Images Pirates fan Michael Keaton points to the scoreboard while taunting an Atlanta Braves fan at the Pirates-Braves game in Atlanta on Friday. Batman shut down a joker in the stands at a Pirates-Braves game over the weekend. ...

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