Miami Marlins player Christian Yelich (right) and teammate Justin Bour in front of a memorial for Marlins pitcher José Fernández on Sunday. Gaston De Cardenas/AP hide caption

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U.S. Cellular Field will become known as Guaranteed Rate Field starting in November. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption

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Fear Not, White Sox Fans: You'll Get Used To 'Guaranteed' Field

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The Rawlings plant in Dolgeville, N.Y., makes about 300,000 bats a year and employs about 40 people. Brian Mann/North Country Public Radio hide caption

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A Beetle May Soon Strike Out Baseball's Famous Ash Bats

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Chris Correa, the former director of scouting for the St. Louis Cardinals, leaves the Bob Casey Federal Courthouse in January in Houston. Correa has been sentenced to nearly four years in jail for hacking the Houston Astros' player personnel database. Bob Levey/AP hide caption

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Pitcher Alex Cunningham and catcher David Parrett of the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers embrace after striking out the final batter to beat the Arizona Wildcats 4-3 to win the National Championship at the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. Peter Aiken/Getty Images hide caption

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Clarence "Fancy Clancy" Haskett, in his element at the ballpark. Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum hide caption

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The 'Larger Than Life' Legend Of The Ballpark Beer Guy

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A boy is ready to take a swing on the streets of San Pedro de Macoris, a provincial capital of the Dominican Republic. Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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Alcides Escobar #2 of the Kansas City Royals scores a run in the fifth inning against the New York Mets in Game Two of the 2015 World Series. Jamie Squire/Getty Images hide caption

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Changes In Safety And Diplomacy Are On Deck For Baseball's Opening Day

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Shaun Cunningham blocked a baseball bat that was helicoptering toward his son's head at a spring training game this weekend. Christopher Horner/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review hide caption

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A man's fast reaction helped keep a young fan from being struck in the face by a baseball bat at a spring training game this weekend. Christopher Horner/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review hide caption

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Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig shakes hands with fans Dec. 16 at the Latin American Stadium in Havana during a Major League Baseball goodwill tour. Puig and fellow Cuban national Jose Abreu of the Chicago White Sox returned home Tuesday for the first time since defecting — Puig in 2012, Abreu in 2013 — to join the American big leagues. Yamil Lage/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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MLB Hopes New Openness Will Ease Players' Path From Cuba To The Majors

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Jose Altuve, an All-Star second baseman with the Houston Astros, is one of many prominent major league players from Venezuela. Stephen Brashear/AP hide caption

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As Venezuelan Crisis Deepens, U.S. Baseball Teams Close Academies

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Former Cincinnati Reds player and manager Pete Rose has been banned from the game since 1989. But he could be reinstated. Gary Landers/AP hide caption

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MLB Commissioner To Decide Whether To Reinstate Pete Rose

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