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Trade deadline day: Tim Beckham headed to Orioles in last-minute deal

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The Baltimore Orioles bolstered their injury-depleted infield by acquiring Tim Beckham from the Tampa Bay Rays for a minor league pitcher just before the trading deadline expired. Beckham is batting .259 in 87 games with the Rays. He’s played second base, third and shortstop.

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Florida leads the country in All-Star participants

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With the Major League Baseball All-Star Game coming to Florida for the first time, a large number of the All-Stars will be returning to their home state. During Tuesday night’s game at Marlins Park in Miami, 9 Floridians, including one of the starting pitchers, will be joining the game’s best. Left hander Chris Sale of the Boston Red Sox and the starting pitcher for the American League, is a native of Lakeland and a graduate of Lakeland High School. He…

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Where did Buster Posey go wrong in Monday’s Giants vs. Nationals brawl?

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On Monday, San Francisco Giants’ catcher, and former National League MVP Buster Posey, became a big story after his involvement in a huge brawl in San Francisco, Actually, he was not involved. To put it mildly, that is the very reason he became a big story on Tuesday. It all began when Posey’s teammate, Hunter Strickland, hit another former National League MVP, Bryce Harper, with a 98-mph fastball late in Monday’s game between the Giants and Harper’s Washington Nationals. Harper charged the…

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Senate passes bill to ease Astros, Nationals path to West Palm Beach for spring training

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The Senate has passed a Palm Beach County local bill — HB 1213 sponsored by state Rep. Lori Berman — that serves as a key component of a multi-layered arrangement between state and local governments in their quest to land the spring training operations of the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball. Back in February we reported on how the Nats inked an advocacy deal with uber lobbyist Brian Ballard, who has deep ties to the area. Both…

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