Baseball-Major League Baseball roundup (Reuters)

Sept 28 (The Sports Xchange) – The San Francisco Giants and outfielder Hunter Pence agree to a five-year, $90 million contract, CBSSports.com reported on Saturday. The deal, which is still pending a physical, could be officially announced on Sunday. It reportedly includes a no-trade clause. Giants chief executive Larry Baer and Pence spoke at Pence’s locker after Friday night’s game while reporters were present. Baer said he only congratulated Pence for winning the team’s Willie Mac Award, given to the team’s most inspirational player. …

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MLB Roundup: Giants, Pence set for new deal (The SportsXchange)

The San Francisco Giants and outfielder Hunter Pence agree to a five-year, $90 million contract, CBSSports.com reported Saturday.

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Brewers’ Gomez, Braves’ Johnson suspended (The SportsXchange)

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez and Atlanta Braves outfielder Reed Johnson were each suspended one game for their roles in Wednesday’s bench-clearing incident at Turner Field, Major League Baseball announced.

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Carlos Gomez and Reed Johnson suspended after Braves-Brewers scuffle (Big League Stew)

Carlos Gomez admittedly “pimped it up” when he hit a first-inning home run Wednesday night against the Atlanta Braves . First he admired his shot, then he squawked at opposing players as he rounded the bases. When the benches cleared a minute later, Braves outfielder Reed Johnson ran onto the field and took a swing at Gomez.
For their actions, they’ve each been suspended one game by Major League Baseball and fined an undisclosed amount. Unwritten rules of baseball might have been violated, but rest assured someone will be writing a check.
Both players can appeal, but Mike Vassallo of the Brewers says that Gomez won’t. He’ll miss Thursday night’s (meaningless) game at Citi Field against the New York Mets.

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Pridie joins Orioles, Schoop gets first major league start (Comcast SportsNet Mid Atlantic)

BALTIMORE – Chris Dickerson had an MRI on his right hamstring, and because he’s not available, the Orioles purchased the contract of outfielder Jason Pridie from Norfolk.

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Baseball-Major League Baseball roundup (Reuters)

Sept 20 (The Sports Xchange) – The New York Yankees announced Friday that left-hander Andy Pettitte is retiring at the end of the season. Pettitte retired in 2011 but came back a year later. He is 15-14 with a 3.60 ERA in the past two seasons. Pettitte, 41, makes his next start on Sunday, and that will be his final start at Yankee Stadium. The team is also honoring Mariano Rivera, who is retiring. – - Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward returned to the lineup for the first time since breaking his jaw when he was hit by a pitch on Aug. 21. …

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Braves’ Heyward to wear mask in game vs Cubs (The Associated Press)

CHICAGO (AP) — The Atlanta Braves activated outfielder Jason Heyward from the disabled list, and he’ll wear a special face mask to protect his jaw when he bats leadoff Friday afternoon against the Chicago Cubs.

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Braves OF Heyward back in lineup (The SportsXchange)

Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward returned to the lineup Friday for the first time since breaking his jaw when he was hit by a pitch on Aug. 21.

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New York Mets: Upcoming Free Agent Shin-Soo Choo Could End Up in Queens (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

COMMENTARY | Even if New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey had stayed healthy throughout the 2013 MLB season, all signs indicated that the team planned to add a top outfielder in free agency this offseason.

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Indians OF Brantley back after birth of daughter (The Associated Press)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians outfielder Michael Brantley has returned to the team, and the starting lineup, after his wife gave birth to the couple’s first child.

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