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Added August 18th, 2015 by Ian
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A Rod: from Zero to Hero with Yankees

The New York Yankees definitely weren’t happy with slugger Alex Rodriguez when he returned to action this season following a year-long suspension for his involvement with performance-enhancing drugs. Rodriguez was due some bonus money for reaching some milestones this year and the organization stated that it didn’t intend on honouring him in any way on or off the diamond and with any extra cash. However, it appears the two parties have now kissed and partially made up. The Yankees reportedly owed Rodriguez $6 million for reaching 3,000 hits and they came to an agreement that $3.5 million of that bonus will be handed over to charities by the club.

 
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Added August 18th, 2015 by Ian
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Cincinnati Reds’ pitcher Aroldis Chapman is MLB’s speed king

Starting in the 2015 season, MLB began using Statcast technology as the baseball league now tracks just about every statistic imaginable at all 30 of its stadiums. One of the more interesting tidbits is the tracking of this year’s 50 fastest pitches thrown. And on this list of 50 you’ll find just one name and that’s relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman of the Cincinnati Reds. In fact, if the list showed the fastest 101 pitches of the season, Chapman’s name would still be the only one on it.

According to the league, Chapman is solely responsible for the fastest 101 pitches in the 2015 campaign. For interest sake, the pitcher with the next hardest pitch this season is reliever Bruce Rondon of the Chicago Cubs, who hurled a fastball over the plate at 101.7 miles-per-hour back on July 18. This bit of news shouldn’t really surprise baseball fans though considering Chapman threw 12 pitches in this year’s All Star Game which were all more than 100 mph.

 
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Added June 23rd, 2015 by Ian
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FBI investigating St. Louis Cardinals

Unfortunately, cheating in sports has been around for years and there’s no sign that it’s letting up. However, it’s not too often fans see the FBI get involved. But just last week it was announced that the FBI and the U.S. Justice Department was investigating the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball for hacking into the computer systems of the rival Houston Astros MLB club. The Cardinals have been accused of stealing player information etc.

Investigators found that employees of the Cardinals employees hacked into a network which contained information about specific players, scouting reports, statistics, and trade possibilities etc. Law enforcement officers said they didn’t know if the Cardinals’ head office was aware of the hacking or if it was authorized at all. According to reports the FBI investigation is being carried out by the field office in Houston and subpoenas were served to members of MLB and the Cardinals.

 
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Added May 25th, 2015 by Ian
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Los Angeles Dodgers suspend Erisbel Arruebarrena for rest of season

Cuban-born infielder Erisbel Arruebarrena of the Los Angeles Dodgers has obviously been rubbing somebody the wrong way in the Major League Baseball team’s organization since they announced on May 22 that he’s been suspended for the remainder of the 2015 season. That’s quite a ban since the campaign is only about seven weeks old. According to the Dodgers, Arruebarrena has been more or less kicked off the club for “failing to comply with his contract.”

This statement doesn’t really tell fans anything as there are numerous ways to break the terms of a player contract. The Dodgers wouldn’t expand on the reason for the ban though, so it’s up for conjecture. The club did add that the player has repeatedly failed to comply with the terms of his deal, so it seems like he’s been warned about his conduct before.

 
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