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Brewers pitcher injured after stepping on cactus

  • Last season, it was Brewers GM Doug Melvin being stung by a scorpion during Spring Training.Just over a year later, Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Francisco Rodriguez is hurting thanks to stepping on a cactus while barefoot. #Brewers have their first weird injury of camp. Francisco Rodriguez stepped on a cactus bare-footed. May or may not make spring debut Thurs.— Tom (@Haudricourt) Mar夜网论坛ch 12, 2014Thankfully, the injury isn't expected to keep him out for long, and might even pitch on Thursday, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.[......]

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    Dodgers' Yasiel Puig off the hook in reckless driving charge

  • Going 110 on a Florida highway got Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig in trouble. He will answer to the speeding allegation, but prosecutors have decided not to pursue a reckless driving charge.Puig and the term reckless are synonymous on the field, where he is equally capable of eye-popping plays and game-altering misplays. And given his hype after a breakout season in 2013, December's arrest was newsworthy. So, too, is word of the charge's dismissal. A memo from prosecutors explained that excessive speed wasn't sufficient to prosecute the case without other aggravating factors, such as weaving in and out of traffic, losing control of the vehicle or causing other motorists to brake or swerve. Puig, 23-year-old Cuban defector, was flagged by state troopers near Naples, Fla., while flying through Alligator Alley in his white Mercedes. He was going 40 mph over the limit.In April last year, Puig was clocked going 97 in a 50 mph zone in Tennessee, while playing for the Dodgers' Class AA affiliate. Those charges also wer夜网论坛e later dismissed.Dodgers officials issued a statement telling of their disappointment in Puig, who later hired a driver.[......]

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    Frieri-for-Grilli isn't the only straight-up swap that makes sense

  • Jason Grilli faced 93 batters for the Pirates this year, allowing 22 hits and 11 walks while striking out 21 and posting a 4.87 ERA. Ernesto Frieri faced 133 batters for the Angels, allowing 33 hits and nine walks, with 38 strikeouts while posting a 6.39 ERA. On Friday, they were traded straight up for one another, a swap of deposed closers in which both teams hoped that a change of scenery might prove rejuvenating.It wasn’t totally a trade of equal parts, as Frieri turns 29 in July and will not be eligible for free agency until after the 2016 season, while Grilli is 37 and will be a free agent at the end of this season. But then, the Angels are tracking toward the playoffs this year, with a 91% chance by Baseball Prospectus’ calculations, while the Pirates have a 20% chance of October baseball with a young core that bodes well for contending in years to come. It’s a lot more exciting to see trades like this than it is to see fire sale-type deals like everything that will be talked about with David Price, Jeff Samardzija, and others up until the July 31 non-waiver traded deadline. Will we be lucky enough to see more “challenge” trades? In a world with two wild cards in each league, bringing more teams into the pennant races and lowering the number of straight-up sellers, you might think so, but it’s important to remember that not only can baseball be slow to pick up on trends, general managers are wary of getting the bad end of such trades.With that in mind, here are three s[......]

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