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April 13, 2013

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Wakefield hired

Tim Wakefield has officially rejoined the Boston Red Sox. The 46-year-old will not be returning to the Boston as a pitcher, where he threw for 17 years of his 19 year career, but a special assistant.

Wakefield will be a special instructor to the team and honorary chairman of the Red Sox foundation. He joins Pedro Martinez and Jason Varitek as former Red Sox players coming back and working in the team’s front office.

A-Rod purchases documents

The hits keep coming for Alex Rodriguez. According to a New York Times report the injured Yankee star purchased clinic documents from Biogenesis, a company that is suspected of providing professional baseball players with performance enhancing drugs, documenting his purchases of performance enhancers in order to destroy them.

Rodriguez is currently on the disabled list recovering from offseason hip surgery. The Yankees have tried to void the remaining five years and over $100M remaining on the 37-year-olds contract due to his involvement with Biogenesis.

The report also stated that Major League Baseball purchased documents from a former employee of the clinic in order to uncover evidence as to which players were involved with the clinic.

If only Major League baseball cared this much prior to 2004, when public outcry forced them to take steroids seriously.

-Compiled by Nick Curcuru

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