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Signing Cuban Star Rusney Castillo Is Big Step in Returning Red Sox to Relevance

The Boston Red Sox continued their radical new approach to rebuilding on Saturday, announcing the signing of Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo to a seven-year Major League Baseball contractreportedly worth $72.5 million

Red Sox Outfielder Yoenis Cespedes Guns out Another Runner at Home

Outfielder Yoenis Cespedes has made quite an impression on Red Sox Nation since he was acquired nearly a month ago for ace Jon Lester.

On Saturday afternoon, he continued to add to his resume.

MLB Records That Could Fall During the Rest of the 2014 Season

With just over three quarters of the MLB season complete, it is a good time to take a look at some records that are on the verge of being broken during the rest of the 2014 campaign.

True, the marks we are going to discuss don’t necessarily carry legendary weight. No one is on the precipice of breaking Barry Bonds’ single-season home run record, for example, or of topping the 233 strikeouts Mark Reynolds amassed in 2009.

These will be a bit more obscure.

4 MLB Rookies Who Will Have to Perform Like Veterans in Pennant Races

The 2013 playoff races were defined by strong rookie performances.

There was Michael Wacha, who went from first-round draft pick in 2012 to No. 2 starter for the St. Louis Cardinals down the stretch and well into the postseason. Gerrit Cole and Sonny Gray had similar impacts on their respective teams, as both right-handers reached the major leagues in the middle of the season and ultimately shined in their first tastes of playoff baseball.

Now 25 Years into Lifetime Ban, Pete Rose Deserves Return to Baseball

Charlie Hustle, for 25 years now, has been waiting for a second chance that continues to outsprint him.

When is a lifetime ban long enough?

5 Prospects New York Yankees Will Promote in September

A smart string of September call-ups can often be the difference between a playoff berth and a phone call to the local golf course.

When MLB rosters expand to 40 on September 1, expect some of the game's top youngsters to get the call to the majors. The New York Yankees will certainly make some additions, but who will be brought up to help the team's run at the American League Wild Card?

3 Prospects Toronto Blue Jays Will Promote in September

With MLB rosters set to expand in September, this is a chance for most teams to bolster their major league depth by calling up some of their top prospects from the minors.

4 Prospects the Pittsburgh Pirates Could Promote in September

We’re almost at the point in the season where rosters expand to 40 players and teams call up all sorts of minor league prospects to supplement their rosters.

Some of these September call-ups go a long way in helping their teams qualify for the playoffs. Others flame out and ride the bench until the end of the season. Either way, these prospects have the chance to make their mark while also giving a much-needed boost to weary rosters at the end of a long season.

We Remember: 63rd Anniversary of 3'7" Eddie Gaedel Batting in MLB Game

Over the years, there have been many Major League Baseball players with special gifts. No player in MLB history has had a bigger advantage in a game than Eddie Gaedel.

On this date 63 years ago, the 3'7" Gaedel was sent to the plate to bat for the St. Louis Browns against the Detroit Tigers. Given the size of his strike zone, it's not hard to predict how the plate appearance turned out.

Mets Become 1st Team Since 2004 to Record 5 Straight Games with 4 or Fewer Hits

Following Monday's 4-1 loss to the Chicago Cubs, the New York Mets have become the first team in the last 10 years to record four or fewer hits in five consecutive games, per ESPN Stats and Info.

The rare streak may sound familiar to diehard fans of the Amazin's, as the 2004 Mets were the last team to compile such a run of futility.


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