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Nick Tropeano and Sean Nolin, Long Island pitchers, get MLB call

A collage of Astros prospect Nick Tropeano, left,

(Credit: AP collage)

A pair of pitchers from Long Island will become major leaguers on Tuesday as part of their teams' September call-ups.

Starting Sept. 1, teams are allowed to expand their big league rosters from 25 to 40 players.

Righthander Nick Tropeano, who attended West Islip High School and Stony Brook University, was called up by the Astros. Lefthander Sean Nolin, a Seaford High School alum, was...

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Playoff outlook: Yankees, Orioles battle for AL East

Yankees designated hitter Carlos Beltran (36) is greeted

(Credit: AP / Julie Jacobson)

Heading into Tuesday's action, the Yankees still have their sites set on capturing the American League East. They’re currently in second place in the division and are six games behind the first-place Orioles.

Here’s the outlook for the Yankees and Orioles for the remainder of the season:

YANKEES (68-61)

Games left: 33

Games left vs. Orioles: 8 – Four in Baltimore, four in...

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Fantasy baseball: Closer carousel starts spinning early

Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Francisco Rodriguez reacts after getting

(Credit: AP / Jeffrey Phelps)

It's only day two of the MLB season and already we've seen some major changes at closer.

 

Mets

Entering the 2014 season there were already concerns about Bobby Parnell's health after he suffered a herniated disc in his neck and missed the last two months of the season in 2013. But it's a different injury that has Parnell on the shelf now. Doctors discovered a partial tear...

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