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Former NL MVP Booed In First Road Game

 Ryan Braun has been booed in his first road game since his 65-game suspension last season.

The Brewers slugger was booed loudly by fans at Fenway Park as he was introduced before the game as part of Milwaukee's starting lineup and again when he went to bat in the first inning

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MLB Ticket Prices Rise

Major League Baseball's average ticket price rose 2 percent this season to $27.93, the steepest rise since a 5 percent hike in 2009, according to the Team Marketing Report's annual survey.

The average rose 1

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MLB Changes Collision Rule

Rather than ban home plate collisions outright, Major League Baseball and its players adopted a rule limiting them this season.

In what both sides said was a one-year experiment, the rule allows collisions if the catcher has the ball and is blocking the runner's direct path to home plate, and if the catcher goes into the basepath to field a throw to the plate

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Ex-Phillies manager Jim Fregosi has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke, sources close to Fregosi said. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Ex-Phillies manager Jim Fregosi has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke, sources close to Fregosi said. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Phillies 1993 Skipper Jim Fregosi Suffers a Stroke

Former Phillies manager Jim Fregosi suffered a stroke while on a Major League Baseball alumni cruise and has been hospitalized in the Cayman Islands, sources close to Fregosi said Wednesday.

Fregosi, most remembered by Phillies fans as the leader of the 1993 team that went to the World Series

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Three Elected to MLB Hall of Fame

Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas were elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Wednesday, while Craig Biggio fell two votes short.

Maddux was picked on 555 of 571 ballots by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America

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Report: John Mayberry Jr. To Receive Arbitration Tender, Remain Phillie

John Mayberry Jr. appears to be part of GM Ruben Amaro's plans for the Phillies 2014 roster.

Even if last season was Mayberry's worst yet.

Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Mayberry, who last year hit

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Papelbon, signed a four-year, $50 million free agent contract with Philadelphia in November 2011. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
Papelbon, signed a four-year, $50 million free agent contract with Philadelphia in November 2011. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
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Will the Phillies Buy or Sell?

The non-waiver trade deadline is only about six week away and already rumors are swirling.

Will the Phillies be buyers or sellers?

(Listen to ESPN.com Sr. Baseball writer Jayson Stark on the Sports Bash with Mike Gill)

Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. told ES

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Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
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Papelbon Injected with Controversial Drug in Boston

FORT MYERS, Fla. --Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon, who was part of the Boston Red Sox team from 2005-11, said Saturday that he and numerous other Red Sox players were regularly injected with Toradol, a legal anti-inflammatory drug whose use has become increasingly controversial in sports.

Toradol is the nonsteroidal drug that Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchhol

Former Phillies pitcher Curt Schilling (Al Bello, Getty Images)
Former Phillies pitcher Curt Schilling (Al Bello, Getty Images)
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Curt Schilling: PED’s Were An Option

Former Philadelphia Philly and Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling said Thursday that someone in the Boston organization told him performance-enhancing drugs were an option for him as he tried to work his way back from a shoulder injury in 2008.

He did not identify the person, but ruled out specific individua

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The 22-year-old may have some promise but is still several years away from the majors.
The 22-year-old may have some promise but is still several years away from the majors.
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Phillies Add OF in Rule 5 Draft

With their first acquisition of the offseason, the Phillies have made what appears to be a contingency plan move, bracing themselves for the possibility that they can't adequately address their vacancy in center field with proven major league talent

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