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"After Chipper Jones discussed encouraging signs he saw from the struggling Braves in a 5-4 loss to St. Louis Monday, the third baseman confided his most difficult spring training has him wondering how much more he can take. "I've said it a million times, it's hell getting old," said Jones, who'...
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"Rest wasn't helping David Wright recover quickly enough from his rib injury, so the third baseman decided to get a cortisone shot in New York yesterday, but it's still not known when he will get back on the field. "I know when David comes back [today], he'll have a time frame in mind, most...
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"First the walking boot was removed. Next the crutches went away. Then David Robertson played catch. Finally, the best eighth-inning reliever in baseball produced words that were ear candy to the Yankees. "I will easily be ready for Opening Day,'' Robertson said last night at George M....
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"The Toronto Blue Jays have not given up their pursuit of Chicago White Sox right-hander Gavin Floyd, major-league sources told FOXSports.com. The Blue Jays are interested in upgrading their starting rotation before Opening Day. Toronto general manager Alex Anthopoulos made a very public scouting...
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"According to a major league source, the Red Sox do plan to pursue Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler, a 20-year-old who is awaiting approval by Major League Baseball to become an international amateur free agent. Though still considered very raw, Soler has tremendous power, with the potential to hit...
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"The Mets sent David Wright to New York Sunday to have his left rib cage examined, and likely have an "ultrasound-guided cortisone shot," GM Sandy Alderson said. Wright is one of several Mets, including outfielders Scott Hairston and Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who have had rib cage/oblique issues this...
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"Second baseman Ian Kinsler joined catcher Mike Napoli on the list of players sidelined by a nagging spring-training injury. The Rangers scratched Kinsler from a start because of back stiffness. Kinsler said the condition had been coming on for a few days but insisted he is not concerned. The...
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"Reliever Edward Mujica gently lifted Giancarlo Stanton's injured wrist to his mouth and kissed the orange bandage that surrounded it. First baseman Gaby Sanchez took one look at the slugger and remarked, "You can't hurt steel." It certainly seems that's the case with the Marlins' young cleanup...
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"It was Feb. 21 when Mets manager Terry Collins first said he expected Johan Santana to be healthy for Opening Day. And while that may have seemed unrealistic, nothing Collins has seen in Santana's two starts this spring has made the manager change his mind. When asked after Santana gave up two...
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"Tim Hudson has his next doctor's appointment Tuesday, after which the veteran Braves pitcher hopes he's cleared to start throwing from the mound at full effort. He's 3-1/2 months into recovery from Nov. 28 lumbar spine-fusion surgery, and the 36-year-old is upbeat and optimistic about joining...
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"While the Cubs are considered the leader in the Jorge Soler derby -- executives with multiple teams are saying they have agreed to a $27-million deal with the 19-year-old center fielder -- they do not have a deal in place. It still may be weeks before Soler is cleared to sign and a mystery team...
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"If nothing else, Rays pitcher David Price might have cleaned up in the race for oddest injury of the spring. Price was forced to leave Thursday's game with a neck spasm after toweling himself off too vigorously. Seriously. Call it over-toweling. Price claimed he was simply drying his head in...
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"The metamorphosis occurs about a quarter of the way through Johan Santana's bullpen session. You can stop looking at his arm. The rest of his body will tell you about his arm. Suddenly, he is the great actor, comedian, theater actor. He is in command of his stage. He is a skilled jazzed musician...
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"For the second straight day, first baseman Adam LaRoche played in an intrasquad minor league game in order to test his sprained left ankle and hone his timing at the plate. LaRoche ran a little harder today than yesterday, and he feels confident he can make his spring debut Saturday, when the...
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One of my all-time favorite baseball movies is 2008?s “Sugar,” a film about a 19-year-old Dominican baseball star who is recruited to play ball in the U.S. In the movie, fictional ball player Miguel “Sugar” Santos signs with the Kansas City Knights and is assigned to their Single-A team in Iowa,...
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