Monday, November 20, 2017
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MLB to test two replay systems

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Major League Baseball will install experimental replay systems at Yankee Stadium and the Mets' Citi Field to test their viability for reviewing fair/foul calls, Yahoo Sports and ESPN.com reported Friday.

The tests will be conducted during games in September.

Only home runs currently are subject to review. In July, commissioner Bud Selig said MLB would look into expanding review to catch/no-catch situations in the outfield and fair/foul issues down the lines.

"Hawkeye," used in tennis to determine if balls land in or out, will be tested at Citi Field. A radar-based system similar to the technology used to track shots during golf telecasts will be tested at Yankee Stadium. MLB also plans to test both during the Arizona Fall League and present the results at the owners meetings in November.

Valentine won't blame media for problems

NEW YORK — Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said his team's difficult season has not been caused by the media.

Team president Larry Lucchino said Thursday he blamed the media "a little bit" for the turmoil, which has included a clash between Valentine and since-traded 3B Kevin Youkilis and last week's Yahoo Sports report that players met with ownership to complain about Valentine.

Said Valentine: "The media had nothing to do with the season."

More Red Sox: RHP Mark Prior, once a touted prospect who hasn't pitched in the majors since 2006 because of arm injuries, was released. Prior, 31, a reliever at Triple A, had 38 strikeouts over 25 innings and an opponent batting average of .172 but walked 23. He also allowed seven runs over his past 10 appearances.

Angels: With Monday an offday, RHP Dan Haren will be skipped in the rotation. Over his past two starts he has allowed 12 runs in 10 innings, including a loss to the Rays on Thursday.

Cardinals: C Yadier Molina missed his third game because of a tight back. He and the team anticipate him returning today.

Nationals: All-Star SS Ian Desmond, out since July 22 with a strained left oblique, was activated. To make room, INF Cesar Izturis, claimed off waivers from the Brewers on Aug. 6, was designated for assignment.

Padres: C Yasmani Grandal, out since July 31 with a strained muscle on his right side, was activated. C Nick Hundley went on the DL with a bruised right knee.

Phillies: C Carlos Ruiz, out since Aug. 4 with plantar fasciitis in his left foot, said he expects to return by early September after seeing doctors this week.

Rangers: RHP Ryan Dempster will miss today's start for undisclosed personal reasons. Texas placed him on the restricted list and said he's expected back Monday. RHP Roy Oswalt, bumped from the rotation when the Rangers acquired Dempster from the Cubs at the trade deadline, will start.

Royals: 2B Chris Getz is likely out for the season after breaking his left thumb trying to bunt.

Tigers: The team has given up hope of C/1B Victor Martinez playing this season. He tore his left ACL while working out in January; he recently began to run.

White Sox: INF Orlando Hudson (bruised left foot when he fouled a ball off it) and LH reliever Leyson Septimo (left biceps inflammation) went on the DL.

Yankees: 1B Mark Teixeira sat and is day to day with a sore left wrist. He had a cortisone shot two weeks ago and might get another.

Hall of Famer settles: Former Orioles star 1B Eddie Murray agreed to pay $358,151 to settle federal charges of profiting in stock trades by using confidential information. The Securities and Exchange Commission says a medical supplies company CEO it is prosecuting passed information about the company's sale to former Orioles 3B Doug DeCinces in 2009. DeCinces, in turn, informed Murray, who neither admitted nor denied wrongdoing, the SEC says. DeCinces settled the accusation last year by agreeing to pay $2.5 million.

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