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Ole Miss’ Turner wins Bench Award

Former Ole Miss catcher Stuart Turner was named the nation’s top collegiate catcher for the 2013 season when he was announced as the Johnny Bench Award on Thursday night by the Greater Wichita Sports Commission and BaseballSavings.com. (more…) (June 28, 2013, Page 6A)

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    Former Reb Callaway named to Indians’ staff

    CLEVELAND — Sandy Alomar Jr. will become a major league manager someday. For now, he is staying with the Cleveland Indians.

    Alomar, the bench coach who served as the club’s interim manager for six games after Manny Acta was fired in September, will return next season as new manager Terry Francona’s bench coach. (more…) (November 1, 2012, Page 10)

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      Lynn ready for second start

      ST. LOUIS (AP) — Every time former Ole Miss Rebel Lance Lynn struggled during his first year in the St. Louis Cardinals’ rotation, the right-hander insisted it had nothing to do with arm fatigue. (more…) (October 19, 2012, Page 7A)

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        Hensley agrees to terms with Yankees

        Immediately following June’s Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, Ole Miss signee Ty Hensley was quoted as saying he hoped to reach the Majors by age 21.

        Looks like he’ll get that chance after all. (more…) (July 13, 2012, Page 6A)

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          OF Mathis opts to return to Ole Miss

          For about eight hours Wednesday, Tanner Mathis was ready to be a professional.

          But then he had a change of heart, and Thursday the junior outfielder publicly announced on Twitter his decision to return to Ole Miss for his senior season. (more…) (June 8, 2012, Page 6A)

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            Trio of Rebels drafted on Day 2

            Monday didn’t provide the ending to the college season that Ole Miss was hoping for, but perhaps Tuesday’s news will supply a little solace for three Diamond Rebels.

            During Day 2 of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, Alex Yarbrough, Matt Snyder and Dylan Chavez were selected by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox respectively. (more…) (June 6, 2012, Page 2B)

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              Former Rebels making major splashes

              Loyal Ole Miss and college baseball fans may recognize a slew of former Rebels that are appearing more and more on Major League Baseball rosters and post-game highlights.

              Currently, Ole Miss has seven former players on active rosters of MLB teams. (April 18, 2012, Page 9)

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                Cozart’s debut not enough to lift Reds

                MILWAUKEE (AP) — Zack Cozart’s lasting memories of his major-league debut will be better when he looks back at the night’s souvenirs. Right now, the former Ole Miss Rebel’s biggest memory is the rally-killing double play he hit into. (more…) (July 8, 2011, Page 7A)

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                  Keeping up with the Rebels plus more MLB Draft stuff

                  BLOG: It’s about that time of the year again to update the where-are-they-now Diamond Rebels blog. It’s no easy task attempting to keep up with all the Rebels that are now spread throughout the minor (and major) leagues. (more…) (July 6, 2011)

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                    Help may be on the way for recruiters

                    College baseball recruiters have an unenviable job at times.

                    It’s not enough for them to correctly evaluate talent and then get kids to commit — and eventually sign — with their program. (more…) (April 29, 2011, Page 6A)

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