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  Even though now it’s pretty much possible to have baseball all year long, with satellite TV and the internet bringing the Fall League, the Caribbean League, the Australian League, etc. right into your home, I still prefer to take a break between the World Series and spring training.  ...
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"Manager Davey Johnson expressed doubt Chien-Ming Wang will be ready to pitch once the season begins, giving left-hander John Lannan the inside track to become the Nationals' opening day fifth starter. Doctors have estimated a two-week recovery for Wang, who strained his left hamstring during a...
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"Cardinals co-ace Chris Carpenter returned to St. Louis on Tuesday to be examined by nerve specialists after experiencing renewed symptoms associated with a bulging cervical disc. Carpenter, who threw live batting practice Sunday, experienced what the club has described as "weakness" in his neck...
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"Starter A.J. Burnett pitched a bullpen session Wednesday at McKechnie Field, the latest step in his recovery from surgery. Burnett, who had surgery March 2 to repair a broken orbital bone beneath his right eye, threw 52 pitches to bullpen catcher Heberto Andrade with pitching coach Ray Searage...
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"In a pronouncement that was very good news for the Milwaukee Brewers, right-hander Shaun Marcum said Wednesday he does not expect to miss his first start of the regular season. Marcum made that prediction after pitching in a game for the first time this spring. He had been set back by shoulder...
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Oh, L.A. Dodgers, how do I hate thee? Let me count the ways… As if we Giants fans needed any more reasons to loathe the team in blue caps from the city of brown skies, a report from FOX Sports Arizona this past weekend suggests a potential buyer of the discombobulated franchise may have his eager,...
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"And the hits just keep on coming … As if the Phillies needed anymore injuries to add to medical report, they just got another one. The latest injury, a broken fourth metatarsal on the right foot, belongs to Michael Martinez. What makes this injury a bit more concerning is that Martinez plays the...
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"Worst fears were realized when Braves reliever Arodys Vizcaino's visit to Dr. James Andrews ended with the right-hander undergoing "Tommy John" elbow surgery Tuesday that will sidelined him for the entire 2012 season. Vizcaino, rated the No. 40 prospect in baseball and top relief pitching...
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"C.J. Wilson might have made more than just Mike Napoli and a mass of Ranger fans angry with his Twitter prank this week. According to NBCSports.com's Craig Calcaterra , Wilson "probably" violated MLB's social media code by tweeting Napoli's phone number to his nearly 120,000 followers....
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"The Cubs survived a major scare Tuesday, maybe. Closer Carlos Marmol left a game against the Rangers after feeling what he said was "like a cramp" in his right hand. The pain left almost immediately but he went for a precautionary MRI. "It was something he said he had before and it only happens...
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"The moment the Rangers dread hit them Tuesday. Neftali Feliz rubbed his right arm. A little rub by Feliz, a little comment about "tightness" to pitching coach Mike Maddux and that's all it took to force Feliz prematurely from his start against the Chicago Cubs. Instead of going four innings, as...
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"The Mets continue to go nowhere fast on the injury front. Just when it appeared the team was within a David Wright appearance of having a full lineup, Andres Torres left last night's exhibition game against the Nationals with a left calf strain. Torres said the injury occurred as he was catching...
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"Ruben Amaro Jr. sat atop the bench in the Phillies dugout at Bright House Field on Monday morning hoping to temper the rampant concern regarding Chase Utley's arthritic right knee. If anything, the news got worse. Utley left camp Monday to see a knee specialist in hopes that he can find some way...
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"Mets owners Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz last week sold 12 minority stakes in the troubled franchise worth $240 million, using the proceeds to pay off Major League Baseball and reduce the team's crippling debt, The Post has learned. With the moves, the team now has breathing room with its lenders...
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"When the Rangers went the winter without being able to get one of their core players to give up even a year of free agency in long-term contract talks, the club's chief negotiators pointed to spring training as a more conducive atmosphere for getting deals done. Apparently so. According to two...
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