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What is a sweeper? A look at the pitch taking over MLB

PHOENIX (AP) — Bob Melvin was talking about the improvement of Padres reliever Steven Wilson, when the San Diego skipper dropped in some cool-kid lingo that's making the rounds in Major League Baseball these days. “The sweeper's ended up being a really big pitch for him,” Melvin said. A few seconds later, Melvin was asked a simple question: What exactly […]

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