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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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April-May News Archive

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May Pirates prospects Sean Burnett, Jose Castillo injured in collisionMay 31 25-year-old independent leaguer dies in sleepMay 30 Matt Harrington heads back to draftMay 28 Pirates prospect J.R. House has […]

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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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Dodgers sign 16-year-old Dominican

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By Josh BoydApril 10, 2002 The Dodgers continue to feed their farm system by aggressively signing the top international talent. They signed 16-year-old Dominican Jonathan Corporan for $930,000. “We certainly […]

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Pirates grab Guerrier

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By John ManuelMarch 27, 2002 The Chicago White Sox traded righthander Matt Guerrier, their No. 4 prospect, to the Pirates on Wednesday for lefthander Damaso Marte and second baseman Edwin […]

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Teixeira to have MRI

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By Evan GrantMarch 27, 2002 Mark TeixeiraPhoto: Rick Battle PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.–The Rangers leave Florida for good Thursday. They can’t seem to get out of town fast enough because the […]

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Padres injuries abound

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By John MaffeiMarch 19, 2002 PEORIA, Ariz.—You expect pulls and strains in training camp. With more than 100 players vying for jobs, injuries are inevitable. The Padres, however, have suffered […]

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Saints offer up zany promotions

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March 18, 2002 Mimes re-enacting double plays, not-quite accurate fairy tales and a simultaneous Big Bang will all be sights and sounds at Midway Stadium during the St. Paul Saints’ […]

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Marlins in, Braves out in Jamestown

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March 18, 2002 Dave Wellenzohn’s short-season Jamestown franchise was technically still a Braves affiliate, but only because of a mountain of paperwork. “We haven’t signed anything yet,” the general manager […]

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Anderson tears labrum again

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By John HickeyMarch 13, 2002 PEORIA, Ariz.–Another spring, another bitter disappointment for Ryan Anderson. It was just over a year ago that Anderson had surgery to repair a torn labrum […]

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McHale leaves Devil Rays for MLB

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By Marc TopkinMarch 6, 2002 ST. PETERSBURG–John McHale Jr., hired to provide–in the exact words of commissioner Bud Selig–”strength and stability” to the Devil Rays franchise as chief operating officer, […]

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March News Archive

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Check the news page regularly during the offseason for updates Pirates acquire Matt Guerrier from White SoxMarch 27 Mark Teixeira could miss four weeks to one yearMarch 27 Nomo, Irabu, […]

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Indians signed underage player

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February 28, 2002 The Cleveland Indians have been fined $50,000 and had their Venezuelan baseball operations shut down for two months by the commissioner’s office for signing an underage player […]

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