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Marlins, Rays Spruce Up Sagging Markets

Josh Leventhal -

While promotions are as much a part of baseball history as Cracker Jacks and trading cards, teams like the Rays and Marlins are trying to overcome geographical and structural challenges by making their ballparks into destination attractions. Arriving to the park just before the first pitch and leaving after the seventh inning doesn't fit into their business model. Instead they invite fans to come early for a parking lot happy hour or concourse level mini-carnival and stay late for fireworks and a concert.

Minors | #2008#Business Beat

Patton Has Successful Surgery

Ben Badler -

Baseball America correspondent Roch Kubatko reports that Orioles lefthander Troy Patton had surgery on his left shoulder yesterday. "His rotator cuff was clean," manager Dave Trembley said. "He should be […]

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Jays Claim Murphy On Waivers

Matt Eddy -

Toronto claimed 26-year-old Diamondbacks lefthander Bill Murphy on waivers today, using the 40-man roster spot opened up by righthander Casey Janssen’s placement on the 60-day disabled list. Murphy, a third-round […]

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Guerra Feels At Home With Twins

Jim Shonerd -

FORT MYERS, Fla.—Deolis Guerra didn’t have any problems making positive first impressions with his new organization. The most highly ranked of the four prospects Minnesota received in exchange for sending […]

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Minor League Transactions

Matt Eddy -

This week’s installment considers all transactions reported by MLB between March 1 and 14. Previous transactions available here. More than half of the spring-training slate has elapsed, meaning that plenty […]

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Ask BA

Jim Callis -

How many players have spent their entire pro careers in the major leagues? Who is the Giants' shortstop of the future, and will they draft a first baseman with the No. 5 overall pick in June? Who are the best prospects in the Big 12 Conference?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

Hoey Has MRI On Shoulder

Ben Badler -

Baseball America correspondent Roch Kubatko reports that an MRI on the throwing shoulder of Orioles righthander James Hoey revealed no structural damage, but that the team still doesn’t know when […]

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