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Pirates carry 3 catchers to protect hobbled Martin

San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence catches a ball during batting practice before the NL Wild Card Playoff baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pirates opted for depth at catcher while the San Francisco Giants lengthened their bullpen for Wednesday night’s NL wild-card game.

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Steinbrenner apologizes for missing playoffs

This Dec. 18, 2008 file photo shows New York Yankees co-chairman Hal Steinbrenner during a news conference in New York.  Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner apologized for his team's failure to make the playoffs for a second straight year and said New York is talking with general manager Brian Cashman about a new contract, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner apologized Wednesday for his team’s failure to make the playoffs for a second straight year and said New York is talking with general manager Brian Cashman about a new contract.

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Tracy, Bell among 7 candidates named by D-Backs

PHOENIX (AP) — Well-traveled former manager Jim Tracy and ex-Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Jay Bell are among seven candidates identified by the team to be interviewed to replace the fired Kirk Gibson.

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Rangers’ High-A team will now be in California

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have reached a two-year player development agreement with the High-A High Desert Mavericks of the California League.

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Marlins’ Jose Fernandez begins throwing program

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez is throwing again, 4½ months after he underwent season-ending Tommy John elbow surgery.

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