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Molina settles with Christensen

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By Jim CallisFebruary 5, 2002 Anthony Molina reached an out-of-court settlement with Cubs pitching prospect Ben Christensen, who beaned him while warming up before a 1999 college game, on Tuesday, […]

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February News Archive

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Indians fined $50,000 for signed underage playerFebruary 28 Two Twins minor leaguers injured in car wreckFebruary 18 Mike Darr killed, another Padre injured in wreckFebruary 15 Arizona signs 18-year-old Japanese […]

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Caribbean Series Teams Set

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By Salo OteroFebruary 1, 2002 The four Caribbean World Series teams are in place, with the final spot taken by the Culiacan Tomato Growers, who won the Mexican Pacific Coast […]

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Cowboys sign Hutchinson

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By David WilhelmJanuary 30, 2002 When the St. Louis Cardinals wooed former Stanford quarterback Chad Hutchinson away from football in 1998, they were convinced they had a pitcher who soon […]

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Lefty gets 1-year, $600,000 deal

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By Tom HaudricourtJanuary 29, 2002 It won’t have the impact of Seattle’s signing of Ichiro Suzuki last year or Los Angeles’ courtship of Kazuhisa Ishii this winter but the Milwaukee […]

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Magallanes, Aragua play in final

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By Milton JamailJanuary 24, 2002 Magallanes and Aragua, teams located only 30 miles apart, are battling in the best-of-seven Venezuelan League finals. While Magallanes has played for the league title […]

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Nash charged with rape, theft

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By Blair Lovern January 24, 2002 Toe Nash Devil Rays’ outfield prospect Greg “Toe” Nash could be facing the end of his baseball career before it ever really got off […]

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11 players switch uniforms

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January 22, 2002 With 11 players changing teams, the Mets, Brewers and Rockies made the largest trade in baseball since 1994. Lefthander Glendon Rusch, outfielder Alex Ochoa and infielder/pinch hitter […]

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Ramsay to have brain surgery

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January 22, 2002 San Diego Padres relief pitcher Rob Ramsay is scheduled to have surgery on Wednesday to remove a tumor from his brain. The 28-year-old started suffering from headaches […]

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RBI sets up shop in LA

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By Blair LovernJanuary 17, 2002 After more than a decade, the RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) program will have its first permanent home, and in the city where the […]

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Boyd gets $300,000 bonus

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By John Manuel and Blair LovernJanuary 17, 2002 For Clemson redshirt senior Patrick Boyd, perhaps the third time is the charm. The Texas Rangers and the center fielder, represented by […]

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White Sox Take Chance On Sager

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By John ManuelJanuary 14, 2002 It only took two bullpen sessions in the dead of Arizona’s winter to convince the Chicago White Sox to take a chance on Brian Sager. […]

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Beane retools A’s

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By Josh Boyd January 14, 2002 Carlos Pena Everyone was waiting to see how A’s general manager Billy Beane would respond this offseason as key pieces of his organization fled. […]

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Rangers deal Pena for pitching

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By Josh Boyd January 14, 2002 Carlos Pena The A’s finally found a replacement for departed free agent Jason Giambi, and the Rangers completed their rotation as the two American […]

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Taguchi signs 3-year deal

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January 10, 2002 So Taguchi Hours after the Dodgers landed the negotiating rights to Japanese lefthander Kazuhisa Ishii, the Cardinals got into the act by signing Japanese all-star outfielder So […]

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Swallows accept Dodgers bid

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January 9, 2002 Call him a Japanese David Wells or a rotund Hideo Nomo, but we’ll likely be calling Kazuhisa Ishii a major leaguer next year. The Yakult Swallows of […]

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Cust headed to Rockies

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By Josh Boyd January 8, 2002 Jack Cust Jack Cust has as much power as any prospect in the game. He’s averaged more than 26 home runs per season over […]

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