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Elephant Rumblings: A’s Among Teams Interested in Sonny Gray

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Today in Baseball History:

  • 1973: The Boston Red Sox sign veteran slugger Orlando Cepeda to be their first designated hitter. The Red Sox become the first team to sign a player specifically for the role of DH, a new rule that will go into effect this season.
  • 1994: Major league owners approve a new revenue-sharing plan keyed to a salary cap, which requires the players’ approval. They will reject it, causing a strike.

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  • Best of luck to Jed Lowrie in New York...
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  • Just a coincidence, or is a signing imminent?