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Padres among teams putting launch angle into practice

Of all the ways to quantify Ryan Schimpf's surprising rookie season - at 28, the Padres infielder swatted 20 home runs over 330 plate appearances - perhaps the most eye-popping statistic wouldn't have been available a couple years ago. Baseball's proliferation of data, however, is increasingly creating new perspectives on the action.

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Shoemaker to wear protective headgear

After his final spring start of 2017, Los Angeles Angels right-hander Matt Shoemaker declared himself ready for the regular season and announced he would begin the season wearing a piece of protective headgear in his cap.

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Ole Miss bats heat up on a chilly night

Rebels end non-conference slate, defeat Nicholls 5-0 at MGM Park.
Tim Isbell Sun Herald
Ole Miss bats heat up on a chilly night 1:20

Ole Miss bats heat up on a chilly night

Mississippi middle schooler hits moving car with home run during batting practice 0:14

Mississippi middle schooler hits moving car with home run during batting practice

Big Leaguer returns home 3:08

Big Leaguer returns home

Biloxi Shuckers pitcher makes strong return after brother's death 2:28

Biloxi Shuckers pitcher makes strong return after brother's death