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Pirates Rodolfo Castro suspended 1 game for cell phone accident

One of baseball’s strangest on-field incidents in recent years has resulted in a one-game suspension — at least for now. Rodolfo Castro, the Pittsburgh Pirates player whose cell phone was pulled from his pocket while sliding into third base during a game last week, has been suspended for one game by Major League Baseball for …

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The Yankees are showing flaws, and look first at Frankie Montas

St. LOUIS — The Yankees slipped to the bottom Monday, but still maintained a slim lead for the best record in the American League. They sent two of their top-10 prospects and another minor leaguer to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for relief pitcher Lou Trivino and starting pitcher Frankie Montas. While Trevino, a right-hander, …

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MLB’s PitchCom system has drawn mixed reactions

Baseball and technology have always made for cautious partners. During a five-year period in the 1930s, when radio became more popular, all three New York teams—the Yankees, Giants, and Dodgers—banned live broadcasts of their games because they feared the new medium would reduce attendance. When the Chicago Cubs added lights to Wrigley Field in 1988, …

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