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"Stephen Strasburg's delivery was flawless. Arms crossed in front of his locker, the 23-year-old right-hander didn't let a smile sneak onto his face as the words left his mouth. "I was just maxing out at 88," Strasburg said after pitching two innings in the Washington Nationals' 10-2 Grapefruit...
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"It's been a week since Ryan Howard left camp to have a second procedure on his surgically repaired Achilles' tendon, and he doesn't appear any closer to returning to the field. Howard is wearing a walking boot and still fighting an infection that developed near the site of the initial surgery,...
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"Rangers manager Ron Washington said he has no intentions of keeping RHP Yu Darvish from pitching against American League or AL West opponents this spring. Washington also said Darvish won't pitch in "B" games. "We are not going to hide him," Washington said. "When his spot in the rotation falls...
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"David Wright's rib cage has officially become an issue in Mets camp. A day after the Mets scratched Wright from their intrasquad scrimmage for precautionary reasons, manager Terry Collins yesterday said his third baseman will miss at least the team's first two Grapefruit League games, tonight...
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Remember Brien Taylor? If not, don't feel bad, he's only one of the biggest busts in the history of baseball. In fact, he was so much of a dud, that he never even reached the majors after being selected by the vaunted New York Yankees with the 1st pick in the 1991 draft. Well, Taylor is out of...
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"In today's paper, I had some fun with the Nationals' bleak and muddled center field history and their mission to change it. Basically, they're a little stuck in the middle now — they would like a long-term solution, but it needs to be a perfect fit in order to block the ascension of minor league...
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"Shane Victorino wants to leave Florida in a month ready to have the best season of his career. He'd also like to leave with a contract extension from the Phillies. "Why not make it happen now?" the all-star centerfielder said. Like Cole Hamels, Victorino will be eligible for free agency after...
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"Based on the Braves' pitching plans for the first week of the spring-training schedule, Jair Jurrjens appears targeted for an Opening Day start April 5 against the Mets at New York. The Braves haven't named their Opening Day starter, but it was assumed entering spring that Jurrjens or Tommy...
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"RHP Yu Darvish will face big league campers for the first time Friday when he pitches an inning of the club's second intrasquad game of the spring. Darvish will follow Matt Harrison and Alexi Ogando into the game and the throng of Japanese media on hand is hoping that he will finally get to face...
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Rockies' pitcher Jorge De La Rosa is recovering from Tommy John surgery and will be back in 2012. The team just shouldn't count on him being ready anytime soon or count on him being who he's been in the past. De La Rosa (39-26 with Colorado) has been out since May 24th of last year and while he...
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"Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association are working toward a Thursday deadline to expand the playoffs by adding two additional Wild Card teams overall, creating a one-game first-round playoff in each league, beginning with the 2012 postseason. The new format was set late last year...
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"Franklin Gutierrez won't be playing for the Mariners when the season opens in Japan next month and at this rate, he's unlikely to see any games in the month of April. That's because the Mariners just revealed that Gutierrez has a partially torn right pectoral muscle and will need at least four...
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"Ryan Howard was set to return to Clearwater on Wednesday, but it will be at least a few days — and potentially much more — before he gets back on the field. Howard met with Dr. Mark Myerson, the surgeon who repaired his torn Achilles in October, on Monday in Baltimore and was treated for an...
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"Eric Chavez, a third baseman for the Yankees, was a standout with the A's in 2001, when Derek Jeter's flip kept his team alive in their ALDS. Approached as an expert witness, Chavez on Wednesday disagreed with the notion that Giambi would have been out at the plate without Jeter flipping an...
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"I told you I was going to measure it — and I did. I said I'd give you its distance, the number of feet it traveled — and here's the number. As exact as we could make it. Prince Fielder's mammoth batting-practice blast, the longest measurable ball hit by a Tiger this spring, traveled 611 feet. I...
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November 28

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