Sep 3, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Texas Rangers catcher A.J. Pierzynski (12) tags out Oakland Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson (20) in a collision at home plate during the third inning at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
The biggest story from around Major League Baseball recently involved the anticipated announcement of changes to the league’s home plate collision rules. In other news, the deal between outfielder Nelson Cruz and the Baltimore Orioles became official and a report surfaced indicating the Chicago Cubs could trade Jeff Samardzija prior to Opening Day.
Here’s the latest from around the league.
“Scioscia: Trout won’t be distracted.” – ESPN Los Angeles
“Samardzija trade rumors won’t go away.” – Chicago Sun-Times