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Bartolo Colon takes line drive off the face

Bartolo Colon took a liner to the face while pitching Sunday and, well, there's really nothing more to say about this than...ouch.Thankfully, he was able to walk himself off the field to the rousing combination of cheers and zuzuvelas.Colon is currently pitching in the Dominican Republic after having his 2012 campaign cut short following a failed drug test while with the Oakland...

A's exercise Balfour contract option, decline Drew

The Oakland Athletics have exercised their $4.5 million contract option for closer Grant Balfour, while the AL West champions have declined their half of a $10 million mutual option for shortstop Stephen Drew. Drew receives a $1.35 million buyout. Balfour would have been due a $350,000 buyout if the A's had turned down the option. General manager Billy Beane all but said when...

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Report: Colon hit in mouth by line drive

Pitcher Bartolo Colon was taken to the hospital on Sunday after he was hit in the mouth by a line drive while pitching in the Dominican Republic, Carlos Almanzar of ESPN Radio in Santo Domingo reported. Colon pitched for the A's this season, but was suspended after a positive test for performance-enhancing drugs. He will become a free agent after the World Series. Colon...

Bartolo Colon Takes Line Drive Off His Face in Dominican Republic (Video)

Bartolo Colon, who was suspended by Major League Baseball in August because of a failed drug test, had himself a little scare over the weekend in the Dominican Republic. The hefty hurler took a line drive off his mouth on Sunday night, and was taken to the hospital for further tests. Colon walked off the field under his own power, holding a towel to his mouth, as seen in the video below.  

Athletics Rumors: Discussing New Contract with Stephen Drew

After declining his option for 2013, the Oakland Athletics are discussing a new contract with free agent shortstop Stephen Drew, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. The Oakland A's are talking to free-agent shortstop Stephen Drew about a new contract, though it isn't known what their chances to sign him might be considering he will be free to sign with any...

Dallas Braden is Confident

It's interesting how one game can change your whole career.Prior to throwing an incredibly memorable perfect game back in 2010, Dallas Braden was known as an average (at best) Major Leaguer.  And since, well, it isn't like he's done any better.  Through five big league seasons, dude is 26-36 with a 4.16 ERA.But, back to that perfect game.  It's that one achievement that...

Bartolo Colon Takes Line Drive Off His Fat Chin In Dominican Baseball Action

According to MLB.com, Bartolo Colon was taken to the hospital Sunday after being hit by a line drive in a Dominican Republic Winter League game. All the national sports outlets covered this as if Bartolo had died. In fact, the guy walked away from the stadium under his own power. Look at that photo from @AguilaPica. Colon was fine because his chin is fat and can take a punch. It’s...

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Backstage Visitors At HIAC Last Night + Officials Happy

– Chili from TLC and Oakland A’s player Josh Reddick were in the crowd and acknowledged by WWE at the Hell in a Cell PPV. – Robert Gibson and Dave Taylor were backstage visiting as they both live in the area. – WWE officials were unhappy with the crowd last night in Atlanta. The feeling is the main event would have come off better on television if the crowd were more vocal.
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