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  • FILE - In this April 8, 2014, file photo, Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Ben Zobrist bobbles the ball as Kansas City Royals' Alcides Escobar (2) slides into second base during the third inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Escobar was called safe and review of the play stood. Baseball clarified the meaning of possession for infielders trying to turn double plays on forceouts, saying on Friday, April 25, that they must have complete control of the ball but may drop it after intentionally opening their gloves for transfers to their throwing hands. In the first season of expanded instant replay, when infielders have possession while trying to turn double plays has become controversial. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)

    MLB clarifies when a catch is a catch

    For more than a century, baseball seemed to know when a catch was a catch. Then expanded instant replay came along this season, and no one seemed to be sure.


  • MLB poised to pick off 1st-and-3rd trick move

    Yankees reliever Rafael Soriano stepped toward third base and bluffed a pickoff throw, then twirled and made a soft toss to first. No dice, the Tampa Bay runners didn't fall for that ol' trick _ they'd seen it too often.


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