When A's pitcher Brandon McCarthy needed brain surgery in Sept. 2012 after a line drive struck his head, MLB accelerated efforts to offer some protection against the long-standing danger on the mound. (Editor's note: This story from February 2013 and the product involved is not the same as the one approved by MLB).
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