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Alex Torres wears padded cap

Updated: June 22, 2014, 4:53 PM ET
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San Diego Padres reliever Alex Torres became the first pitcher to wear a padded cap during Saturday's night's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Major League Baseball tested several prototypes of protective cap that provide some head protection and approved one in January, 17 months after pitcher Brandon McCarthy, then of the Oakland Athletics, was struck in the head by a line drive and suffered life-threatening brain injuries.

Torres was a member of the Tampa Bay Rays ...

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