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Otani Cutting His Teeth in Japan but MLB Beckons

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Shohei Otani has made waves in Japan by throwing strikes and smashing home runs for the Nippon Ham Fighters, but the 'Double Sworded Samurai' may have to give up one of his weapons if he is to realize his dream of making it big in Major League Baseball.

Sports Briefing | Baseball: M.L.B. All-Stars Beat Japan

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Matt Shoemaker held Japan to two hits in five scoreless innings as the M.L.B. All-Stars won the final two games of the series after losing the first three.

Sports of The Times: Mets' Biggest Off-Season Moves Involve the Fences These Days

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Sports of The Times: Mets' Biggest Off-Season Moves Involve the Fences These Days
On Tuesday, General Manager Sandy Alderson unveiled the pitching-rich team’s latest attempt to win more games than it loses: It moved in the right-center-field fence.

Mets Bring In the Fences, Again

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Mets Bring In the Fences, Again
Citi Field Renovation No. 2, unveiled on Tuesday and limited to right-center field, should give a boost to hitters like David Wright, Lucas Duda and Curtis Granderson.

Martin, Jays Finalize $82 Million, 5-Year Contract

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Free agent catcher Russell Martin and the Toronto Blue Jays finalized an $82 million, five-year contract on Tuesday.