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Wed, 11 Dec 2013 14:04:09 -0800
Major League Baseball announced Wednesday, Dec. 11, that they have eliminated collisions at home plate, meaning players must avoid contact when sliding into home plate.
FANTASY TIP: The rule change must still be approved by the union. Players will be fined and/or suspended if they fail to slide into home plate.
Source: USA Today - Bob Nightengale |
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 14:02:21 -0800
The Pittsburgh Pirates signed free-agent SP Edinson Volquez (Dodgers) to a one-year, $5 million deal Wednesday, Dec. 11.
FANTASY TIP: Volquez becomes the Bucs' latest reclamation pitching project after they turned Francisco Liriano around last season. Volquez has had control problems his entire career. If he can get that fixed, he could be a surprise in Pittsburgh. Don't forget about him.
Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal |
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 11:33:43 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Charlie Morton will earn $4 million next year, and his contract will increase to $8 million in 2015 and 2016. A team option for the 2017 season could increase the overall value of his deal to $30 million. The team option will turn into a mutual option if Morton is traded.
Source: ESPN.com - Jerry Crasnick |