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MLB decides pitchers can have 'cheat sheets' on mound

Major League Baseball has told teams that it’s perfectly OK for pitchers to carry the kind of scouting cards that umpire Joe West confiscated from Philadelphia reliever Austin Davis on the mound this weekend. Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said he’d been informed the cards were legal. They are, provided they don’t delay games, MLB advised clubs in clarifying the policy. ...

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Sabathia honors African-American pitchers with 'Black Aces' cleats

When New York Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia steps on the hill at Camden Yards in Baltimore on Friday for his first start since Aug. 12, his cleats will honor a remarkable group. Sabathia posted a photo of the cleats he’ll wear for Players’ Weekend, which are titled the “Black Aces.” <figure … MLB | theScore

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Complete guide to trade market for pitchers

At this time last year, Justin Verlander, Yu Darvish and Sonny Gray were the biggest names on the starting-pitching market. The industry expected all three to be dealt. And they were — even if Verlander didn’t become an Astro until seconds before the Sept. 1 deadline to set postseason rosters. In 2018, there’s little consensu… MLB News Index

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These are 2018's most improved pitchers

We’re about 40 percent of the way through the season. Baseball’s top starters have made more than a dozen starts, and have thrown nearly 100 innings. Just as we did last week with hitters, it’s time to check out 2018’s most improved pitchers. How, though? You could look at ERA, or strikeouts, or walk rate, or any number of things. ...

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Red Sox pitchers claim to have seen increase in warped baseballs

The Boston Red Sox are drawing new attention to Major League Baseball’s ongoing controversy surrounding the condition of its baseballs. Several Red Sox pitchers – all of whom requested anonymity – told Rob Bradford of WEEI on Tuesday that they’ve noticed an increase in warped baseballs… MLB | theScore

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