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July 2, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
READING, Pa. - Dusty Wathan was entering the ninth grade when his father became manager of the Kansas City Royals. John Wathan had retired just 16 months earlier. He made an almost seamless transition from Royals player to manager. It was no surprise, Dusty Wathan thought. His father had been working at Royals Stadium for almost Dusty Wathan's entire life. And now his dad was the manager. And Wathan, who is chasing his own major-league coaching dreams, would soon find out that his father's quick path was far from the norm.
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September 27, 2000 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Fox landed exclusive television rights to major-league baseball's postseason and All-Star Game from 2001 to 2006 with an offer of about $2.5 billion, the Associated Press reported last night. NBC and ESPN declined to match Fox's offer for their postseason packages by yesterday's deadline. Major-league baseball planned to announce the deals today, a baseball official said on the condition that he not be identified. From Sydney, Australia, NBC Sports president Ken Schanzer confirmed his network's withdrawal.
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January 6, 2003 | By Sam Carchidi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Adriano Petrutz, a hard-throwing senior righthander from Sterling High, confirmed last night that he has made an oral commitment to attend St. Joseph's University on a baseball scholarship. The 6-foot, 187-pound Petrutz compiled an 8-0 record and a 0.89 ERA while helping Sterling finish as the top-ranked team in The Inquirer's South Jersey rankings last season. Petrutz plans to commute to St. Joseph's. "They told me they're going to give me a chance to be a four-year starter and that I can play shortstop when I'm not pitching," he said.
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July 27, 2013
Tim Hudson is out for the season with a broken right ankle, leaving the Atlanta Braves without the leader of their pitching staff as they make a push for the pennant. The team said Hudson will have season-ending surgery in Atlanta once the swelling subsides. The righthander was injured Wednesday night when Eric Young Jr. of the New York Mets inadvertently stepped on the back of Hudson's right leg while the pitcher was covering first base.   Mets' Young hurt It could be karma, but the Mets' Young, the man who caused Hudson's injury, was pulled from Thursday's game with pain in his right knee.
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December 2, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
THE INVENTORY of pitchers that will be participating for big-league jobs this spring grew by one on Monday, when Phillies general manager Matt Klentak claimed another off waivers. Righthander Michael Mariot was claimed off waivers from the Kansas City Royals, becoming the fifth pitcher Klentak has added since taking over as GM at the end of October. The 27-year-old Mariot, who went 4-2 with a 2.32 ERA in 42 relief appearances at Triple A Omaha, joins rotation-lock Jeremy Hellickson (trade)
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April 14, 2001 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Major League Baseball opened to rousing success in many new parks and popular locations in the last two weeks. But despite record opening-day crowds at The Ballpark in Arlington, Chicago's Comiskey Park, Denver's Coors Field, Detroit's Comerica Park, Minneapolis' Metrodome, New York's Shea Stadium, Seattle's Safeco Field and San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium, overall attendance for the first week of the 2001 season was down 1.7 percent. The first 91 games drew an average of 31,872, down from 32,420 in the first week of the 2000 season.
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March 9, 2014
Kansas City Royals righthander Luke Hochevar will have Tommy John surgery that will sideline him for the season. Hochevar felt a twinge in his elbow on the next-to-last pitch of a scoreless two-inning outing Monday against the Chicago White Sox. An MRI exam revealed a major tear of the ulnar collateral ligament. Hochevar, 30, will make $5.21 million this year and is eligible for free agency after the season. Nats hold out Fister Washington righthander Doug Fister was scratched from his Grapefruit League start Friday because of elbow inflammation.
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March 16, 2014
Closer Glen Perkins and the Minnesota Twins agreed Friday to a four-year contract that guarantees the lefthander $22,175,000. Perkins had been due $4,975,000 this year and $3.75 million in 2015 under his previous deal, which included a $4.5 million team option for 2016 with a $300,000 buyout. His new contract calls for him to earn $4,025,000 this year, $4.65 million in 2015, $6.3 million in 2016 and $6.5 million in 2017. The Twins have a $6.5 million option for 2018 with a $700,000 buyout.
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June 26, 2013 | By Michael Harrington, Inquirer Staff Writer
The difficulty Hall of Famers such as Ted Williams and yes, Mike Schmidt, have had as managers is kind of understandable. What can they say? "Hey, kid, just go do what I did. " The latest Cooperstown plaque having less success coaching than playing is George Brett, the last guy to get close to Williams' mark of .400. Brett, though, always said hitting was easier for him to do than demonstrate. Now three weeks into a monthlong experiment as the Kansas City Royals' hitting coach, Brett is finding it slow going.
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October 22, 2010 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
J.J. Picollo was at the forefront of one of the most impressive runs in South Jersey baseball history as the catcher and team leader of a program that would reach unprecedented heights. A 1989 graduate of Cherry Hill West, Picollo was a starter on three straight South Jersey championship teams. His 1989 squad won the state Group 4 championship. From 1987-1992, Cherry Hill West won six straight South Jersey titles and four state championships, a staggering period of dominance.
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July 14, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
SAN DIEGO - Kris Bryant scanned the National League clubhouse before the 87th All-Star Game, and the 24-year-old Cubs star saw colors. Bright colors. The players' cleats were orange and lime green, one sign of how Bryant said his generation is "way different. " Baseball does not reward individuality, but as dozens of the game's best young players gathered this week in California, they vowed to change it. It is difficult to remember a time with such a strong group of budding superstars all at once, and it was on display Tuesday in the American League's 4-2 win at Petco Park.
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July 4, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Vince Velasquez never played organized soccer, but it was hard to tell when seeing the righthanded pitcher adeptly juggling a ball the other day in the Phillies clubhouse. Velasquez prides himself on his athletic ability. He said he recently shot a 73 while playing golf. When asked whether he was the best athlete on the team, Velasquez replied: "Maybe. " The Phillies don't care about his touch on a soccer ball or whether he can shoot under par. Yet, for the 24-year-old Velasquez, the activities outside of baseball, especially soccer, are essential in helping him prepare to pitch.
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July 2, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
READING, Pa. - Dusty Wathan was entering the ninth grade when his father became manager of the Kansas City Royals. John Wathan had retired just 16 months earlier. He made an almost seamless transition from Royals player to manager. It was no surprise, Dusty Wathan thought. His father had been working at Royals Stadium for almost Dusty Wathan's entire life. And now his dad was the manager. And Wathan, who is chasing his own major-league coaching dreams, would soon find out that his father's quick path was far from the norm.
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April 5, 2016 | By Bob Ford, Columnist
"Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball. " - Jacques Barzun, French-born American historian And after they do, make sure to wake them back up. The rest of the world has long viewed our national pastime as a confusing snore, an endless series of scratches, spits, and feints interrupted only occasionally by a few seconds of action. We, of course, tenaciously defend the beauty of the pastoral game, secure in the knowledge that outsiders can't possibly understand the depth of what is taking place when nothing is going on during a baseball game.
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March 8, 2016
After all that, Chase Utley is safe. The two-game suspension imposed on the Los Angeles Dodgers infielder after his hard takeout slide broke the leg of Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada in last year's playoffs has been dropped. A person briefed on the decision told the Associated Press on Sunday that Major League Baseball and the players union reached an agreement that rescinded the ban. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because there was no announcement. The Dodgers declined comment, pending an official release.
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December 2, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
THE INVENTORY of pitchers that will be participating for big-league jobs this spring grew by one on Monday, when Phillies general manager Matt Klentak claimed another off waivers. Righthander Michael Mariot was claimed off waivers from the Kansas City Royals, becoming the fifth pitcher Klentak has added since taking over as GM at the end of October. The 27-year-old Mariot, who went 4-2 with a 2.32 ERA in 42 relief appearances at Triple A Omaha, joins rotation-lock Jeremy Hellickson (trade)
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November 12, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
BOCA RATON, Fla. - You'll never guess it, but dozens of major league general managers who just watched the Kansas City Royals win a championship with a deadly bullpen have interest in a reliever who can touch 100 mph on the radar gun and isn't eligible to become a free agent until the winter of 2020-21. On his second day at baseball's General Manager Meetings at the Boca Raton Resort and Club, Phillies GM Matt Klentak confirmed there was interest in Ken Giles among teams looking to upgrade their relief corps through trades.
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November 3, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Wade Davis is a rare breed of closer in more ways than one, a former starter who became a star with the Kansas City Royals after being converted into a full-time reliever. Perhaps that helps explain why, unlike most closers who rely on only two pitches, Davis throws three. "He's got a special talent," Royals manager Ned Yost said Sunday at Citi Field as his team prepared for Game 5 of the World Series against the New York Mets. "It's very hard to not only command two pitches, but three pitches.
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November 3, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - This is what the Kansas City Royals do. They make contact at an abnormally high rate. They run aggressively and relentlessly. They simply make things happen. There was no better example of it than during their coronation on Sunday night in a stunned Citi Field. The Royals are World Series champions for the first time in 30 years and the second time in their franchise's history. They clinched because of their eighth come-from-behind victory in 16 postseason games. Eric Hosmer's break for home in the ninth inning, a stunning play that resulted in the tying run, encapsulated Kansas City's unrelenting brand of baseball.
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November 2, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Daniel Murphy's otherworldly postseason, the home run binge that propelled his New York Mets to the World Series, had subsided against the Kansas City Royals. It took a drastic turn late in a pivotal Game 4 on Saturday night at Citi Field. Murphy's eighth-inning fielding error loomed large when the Royals came from behind to win, 5-3, and claim a three-games-to-one lead over the Mets. Kansas City will enter Game 5 on Sunday night with a chance to clinch its second World Series title and first since 1985.
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