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Montreal shockingly nabs Colon

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By Jim CallisJune 27, 2002 If Major League Baseball had its way, the Expos would have ceased to exist during the offseason. Yet on Thursday it was Montreal that bolstered […]

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Myers, Henson involved in brawl

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June 25, 2002 A Monday night game between Triple-A Columbus and Scranton-Wilkes/Barre–which the Red Barons won in a rout, 19-1–resulted in a fight involving two of the game’s top prospects, […]

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Expos burn their ties to Bridges

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By Jim CallisJune 25, 2002 Donnie Bridges was the first of eight Expos first-round picks in 1997, and entering 2001 he was considered Montreal’s best prospect. On Tuesday the Expos […]

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St. Paul signs Cuban lefthander

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June 22, 2002 The St. Paul Saints activated lefthander Arian Cruz, who the team signed in April out of Costa Rica, where the country’s government had issued him a family […]

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Bierbrodt Shot Near Ballpark

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FROM STAFF REPORTSJune 7, 2002   Devil Rays lefthander Nick Bierbrodt was shot twice early this morning in Charleston, S.C., where he had been assigned earlier this week. Bierbrodt was […]

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Bauldree, 25, dies in sleep

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May 30, 2002 ALLENTOWN, Pa.–Joe Bauldree, a starting pitcher for the Allentown Ambassadors in the independent Northern League, died in his sleep Wednesday. He was 25. An autopsy was scheduled […]

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Harrington headed back into draft

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By John MaffeiMay 28, 2002 Matt Harrington SAN DIEGO–The Padres’ Matt Harrington gamble is over. And so the longest holdout saga in draft history continues. The Padres, who took the […]

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Pirates prospect House has surgery

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By John PerrottoMay 17, 2002 After six months of struggling with a strained abdominal muscle, Pittsburgh Pirates catching prospect J.R. House has had the problem corrected with surgery. House, ranked […]

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Royals hire Pena as manager

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By Alan EskewMay 15, 2002 KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The Kansas City Royals, who have eight Latin American players on their 25-man roster, named Tony Pena their manager Wednesday. Pena, who is […]

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Drug charge against Benson dropped

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May 7, 2002 Midland County prosecutors dismissed a marijuana possession charge against Texas running back and Dodgers outfield prospect Cedric Benson for lack of evidence, according to the Associated Press. […]

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Benson could face jail time

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April 29, 2002 Cedric Benson, a University of Texas running back and Dodgers outfield prospect, was arrested on misdemeanor drug and alcohol possession charges over the weekend, the Associated Press […]

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Berroa out at least 1 month

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By Alan EskewApril 22, 2002 Shortstop Angel Berroa, the top prospect in the Kansas City Royals organization, will have arthroscopic surgery April 23 to repair a meniscus cartilage tear in […]

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