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Astros taking health of their players to another level

Major League Baseball - Tue, 2015-02-24 21:44
In addition to the routine medical physicals each player undergoes each spring, the Astros and Houston Methodist, their long-time health care provider, this year are introducing a new sports medicine assessment designed to help prevent injuries and speed up recovery time when players are banged up.
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Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman making transition to 1st base (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Tue, 2015-02-24 21:11

The way Ryan Zimmerman sees it, change is not something to get all worked up about. After being the Washington Nationals opening day third baseman for the past nine seasons, the 30-year-old is making the transition to first base this spring. ''All good things come to an end,'' Zimmerman said Tuesday. We'll go from there.'' For the second straight day, Zimmerman spent his morning working out in the stadium with manager Matt Williams and coaches Mark Weidemaier and Jeff Garber.


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Lindor outlasts competition in Tribe's endurance test

Major League Baseball - Tue, 2015-02-24 21:03
Francisco Lindor pushed through the pain, sprinted hard and dove through the line of orange cones to an eruption of cheers from his Indians teammates on Tuesday morning. It was only a performance test, but the shortstop prospect wanted badly to be the last player standing.
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Lawyer says Ernie Banks assets worth $16,000 (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Tue, 2015-02-24 21:02

Cubs great Ernie Banks had assets worth just $16,000 when he died, an attorney for the woman who cared for him during his final years said Tuesday in a contentious court appearance over his will that prompted a judge to demand details. Cook County Probate Judge James Riley gave caregiver Regina Rice 30 days to provide a full accounting of Banks' estate at the time of his death last month at age 83. Rice and Banks' estranged wife, Elizabeth Banks, have fought over what he wanted done with his remains and who should inherit his estate. Elizabeth Banks prevailed with the remains, having them buried at a cemetery just a few blocks from Wrigley Field even though she said Rice wanted to cremate them.


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Breaking down Moncada's contract with Red Sox

Major League Baseball - Tue, 2015-02-24 20:49
Cuban infield prospect Yoan Moncada is on the verge of making history. Moncada's deal with the Red Sox that features a $31.5 million signing bonus -- a figure that smashes the $8.27 million bonus record for an international amateur under the current signing guidelines, which was given to right-hander Yoan Lopez by the D-backs in January -- is being finalized.
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Padres bring prospect Turner to Majors camp

Major League Baseball - Tue, 2015-02-24 20:41
The curious case of Trea Turner took another twist Tuesday when the Padres' 2014 first-round Draft pick arrived in Peoria, a surprise addition to big league camp. Turner is purportedly the player to be named and sent to the Nationals in the three-team trade that also involved the Rays in December.
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Gordon vows wrist will be ready for opening day (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Tue, 2015-02-24 20:38
Alex Gordon's season ended stranded on third base for the final out of Game 7 of the World Series. After having wrist surgery this winter, he vows he'll be in the Kansas City Royals' lineup for the start of this season.
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Manny Ramirez and Kevin Youkilis hired by Chicago Cubs (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Tue, 2015-02-24 20:12

Manny Ramirez and Kevin Youkilis have been hired by Chicago Cubs' executive Theo Epstein, their old boss on the Boston Red Sox. After serving as a player-coach for Triple-A Iowa during the second half of last season, Ramirez was announced Tuesday as the Cubs' hitting consultant. ''Manny got rave reviews from everybody he worked with, from the young hitters he helped influence to the coaches he spent a lot of time around,'' said Epstein, the Cubs' president of baseball operations. ''He did a great job of fitting in and sharing his wisdom and experience while being a good influence.'' Suspended by Major League Baseball in 2009 and 2011 for performance-enhancing drugs, Ramirez made a positive impression with Epstein last summer.


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Baseball Bat Sculpture

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Baseball Bat Sculpture

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Stanton says he hasn't changed, and Marlins hope that's true (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Tue, 2015-02-24 19:27

Giancarlo Stanton arrived at spring training in the same old Maserati he drove last year. ''I haven't changed at all,'' Stanton said Tuesday. There were more fans and more media, because of both Stanton and Ichiro Suzuki, who was acquired in the offseason and reported to camp tailed by his usual entourage of Japanese reporters. While the Marlins haven't been to the postseason since 2003, a productive winter allowed players to talk about contending without sounding silly.


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David Ortiz: 'My belly hasn't grown like Panda' (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Tue, 2015-02-24 19:23

Big Papi arrived at spring training with a weighty quip about new teammate Pablo Sandoval. ''My belly hasn't grown like Panda,'' David Ortiz said Tuesday, joking about new Boston Red Sox teammate Sandoval. Ortiz, the final player on the 40-man roster to report, wore black-framed glasses and was dressed in a black T-shirt with black jeans. ''It's like that every year, I think, everybody anticipates him showing up,'' Boston pitcher Clay Buchholz said.


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Abdominal pain sending Wainwright back to St. Louis

Major League Baseball - Tue, 2015-02-24 18:16
The Cardinals will fly Adam Wainwright to St. Louis on Wednesday afternoon to have the right-hander examined after abdominal pain kept him from participating fully in Tuesday's workout.
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Felix: Main motivation is Mariners have talent to win

Major League Baseball - Tue, 2015-02-24 18:08
It's definitely good to be the King. Felix Hernandez traveled the world this winter with his wife and two kids, then returned home to a beautiful new house in the Seattle area where he has a fleet of sports cars and a beautiful view befitting a man with five seasons and $128 million still remaining on a seven-year, $175 million contract.
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Stanton to use spring to get acclimated to face guard

Major League Baseball - Tue, 2015-02-24 17:09
When it is time to face live pitching, it will be business as usual for Giancarlo Stanton. The Marlins slugger insists he will step into the box with full confidence, like any of his previous at-bats. But just in case, Stanton will wear a special face guard as a precaution.
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