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Elephant Rumblings: A’s add Bailey, Red Sox acquire Cashner as trade season begins

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Today in Baseball History:

  • 2013 — Yoenis Cespedes, although not named to the American League All-Star team, wins the Home Run Derby by defeating Bryce Harper in the final round. The Cuban slugger blasts 17 homers in the opening round, and bests the young Harper in the final round, 9-8, while using up only 4 of his 9 outs.

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  • Can’t wait to hear it!
  • Sunday’s trade for Homer Bailey left the Rockhounds a hitter short, so they had to use a pitcher at DH (he went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts)...
  • There are a hundred different tweets from the Angels’ magical no-hitter that I could include here, but I think this one says it all...