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MLB roundup: Baseball adds new pitcher hat

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Major League Baseball announced that it has approved the use of padded caps to protect pitchers from hard-hit balls.

All 30 teams were informed Tuesday morning of the decision after consulting with the league’s players union. Use of the caps is optional.

In the last six seasons, 12 pitchers have been hit in the head by line drives, including five pitchers during a five-month stretch in 2012 and 2013.

Reds avoid arbitration

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