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Luke Voit Headlines All Star Snubs

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 23: Luke Voit #45 of the New York Yankees reacts after he strikes out looking to end the 8th inning of an MLB baseball game against the Houston Astros on June 23, 2019 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. Astros won 9-4. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images) Every year, the release of the All-Star Game rosters is promptly followed by discussions on who was snubbed from the game. There are valid reasons for the inclusion of some and the exclusion of others, but at the end of the day,...

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Jordan Hicks Diagnosed with Torn UCL

ST. LOUIS, MO – JUNE 22: Jordan Hicks #49 of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches during the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Busch Stadium on June 22, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Kane/Getty Images) Being able to throw baseball over 100 mph is both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, a player with that ability can throw the ball by just about any opposing batter. On the other hand, there is a lot of stress and tension that runs up and down the arm while throwing that hard. Worst...

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A History of Creative Baseball Promotions

PHILADELPHIA, PA – JUNE 21: Former Philadelphia Phillies player Chase Utley and actor Rob McElhenney greet each other during Utleys retirement ceremony before the game against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park on June 21, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images) Friday night, the Philadelphia Phillies honored Chase Utley before their game. The ceremony was capped off when actor Rob McElhenney walked onto the field to receive the ceremonial first pitch from Utley. Ultimately, this exchange proved to be one of the most creative baseball promotions of the season. McElhenney plays Mac in the sitcom, It’s...

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Clint Frazier Demotion Signifies Future

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 11: Clint Frazier #77 of the New York Yankees in action against the New York Mets at Yankee Stadium on June 11, 2019 in New York City. New York Mets defeated the New York Yankees 10-4. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) With the recent acquisition of Edwin Encarnacion by the New York Yankees, Clint Frazier has been demoted. He was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre following Sunday’s 10-3 win against the Chicago White Sox. Clint Frazier: It’s a tough pill to swallow. It’s never fun, especially with how much I felt like I’ve contributed to...

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