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  1. Tampa Bay Rays' Alex Cobb says it's too late in year for protecti...

    Jayson Stark

    The company that is developing protective caps for major league pitchers says it will have new caps available for pitchers by mid- to late April. But one pitcher who was hit in the head by a line drive last year says that's probably too late.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2014
  2. MLB Preview -- New rules FAQ

    Tim Kurkjian

    Here's all you need to know about expanded replay, home-plate collisions and protective caps in 2014.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2014
  3. Mets pitchers skeptical of protective hats

    Adam Rubin

    isoBloxMLB pitchers will have the option of using protective hats during the 2014 season.PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- The Mets have not yet received their shipment of the new protective caps designed to protect pitchers on the mound. And while pitchers on...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  4. Pitchers have reservations about MLB's new protective caps

    Jayson Stark

    Three pitchers whose skulls have been fractured by batted balls say they won't wear baseball's new protective cap.

    Blog | Conversation | January 28, 2014
  5. Protective caps will take time to catch on

    David Schoenfield

    Let's be honest: In terms of sports injury issues, baseball pitchers getting hit by line drives isn't exactly in the public discourse like NFL players and concussions. Nor should it be; according to ESPN research, 12 pitchers have been hit in the hea...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  6. Pitchers protective caps approved by Major League Baseball

    William Weinbaum

    On Tuesday morning, MLB informed its 30 teams that it has approved a protective hat for pitchers for the first time.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2014
  7. Alex Torres of San Diego Padres says Alex Cobb's injuries spurred...

    William Weinbaum

    The precedent the San Diego Padres reliever Alex Torres set Saturday night by wearing an isoBlox padded cap was rooted in a frightful experience he had just before entering a game for Tampa Bay, just over a year earlier.

    Story | Conversation | June 22, 2014
  8. Alex Torres of San Diego Padres is first pitcher to wear padded c...

    San Diego Padres reliever Alex Torres became the first pitcher to wear a padded caps that provides some head protection during Saturday's night's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

    Story | Conversation | June 22, 2014
  9. Brandon McCarthy of Arizona Diamondbacks won't wear MLB-approved ...

    Jayson Stark

    Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Brandon McCarthy told ESPN.com that even though he was seriously injured when he was hit in the head by a line drive 16 months ago, he won't wear the MLB-approved padded cap.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2014
  10. Spurred by pitchers being struck by batted balls, discussions of ...

    William Weinbaum

    Twice in a span of less than two months late last season, line drives hit pitchers in the head, drawing unprecedented attention to the vulnerability of the men on the mound.

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2013
  11. MLB not ready to approve padded caps for pitchers

    William Weinbaum

    Major League Baseball begins spring training without an approved choice of protective headgear for pitchers, and it's uncertain whether any product will receive approval in time for the regular season.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2013
  12. Pitchers to try out MLB-examined padded caps

    William Weinbaum

    By the end of this week, at least a dozen big league pitchers will have padded caps to try out as Major League Baseball looks into ways to improve protection against head injuries from line drives.

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2012
  13. Michael Vick of Philadelphia Eagles being fitted for extra helmet...

    Ed Werder

    Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has begun preparing for his potential return, spending Tuesday night being sized for a protective skull cap that he plans to wear under his helmet to safeguard against suffering another concussion.

    Story | Conversation | November 27, 2012