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  1. Bye-bye Arizona

    Mar 4, 2011, 9:15 AM EST

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    It has been an utterly fantastic nine days down here in Arizona, but alas, it is time for me to head back to the Great Midwest. But before I let that big ol’ jet airliner take me far away, let’s take a look back at what we learned during this little odyssey through the Cactus…

  2. Padres coach gets smacked in the face by a baseball

    Mar 4, 2011, 8:44 AM EST

    Rick Renteria

    Walking around practice fields for a week made me keenly aware of just how damn dangerous it can be out there. There are balls flying all over the place. It takes a few days to get over the impulse to duck and cover every time you see a ball flying out of the corner of…

  3. Oliver Perez buys himself some time, but the end is nigh

    Mar 4, 2011, 8:25 AM EST

    New York Mets Workout Sessions

    Yesterday we heard that if Oliver Perez had another bad outing that he could have been run out of town on a rail.  So lucky for him he didn’t have another bad outing. In fact, he had a darn good one: two scoreless innings, no walks and more strikes than balls. It probably bought him another…

  4. Kirk Gibson used to walk uphill both ways and the Diamondbacks will too

    Mar 4, 2011, 5:50 AM EST

    Colorado Rockies v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Kirk Gibson has had enough of the tomfoolery in the Dbacks’ clubhouse, particularly when it comes to cell phones: Gibson probably would prefer to keep all cellphones out of the clubhouse. Players can use them up to a certain point in the day, as long as they get their work done. “You’re talking to somebody…

  5. Dodgers sign Randy Keisler to minor league contract

    Mar 3, 2011, 10:46 PM EST

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    Hey, Randy Keisler is back on the baseball scene. Kind of. According to his representation’s official Twitter feed, the 35-year-old left-hander agreed to a minor league contract Thursday with the Dodgers. Keisler hasn’t pitched in a major league game since back in 2007, when he registered a 5.19 ERA and allowed 21 hits over 17.1…

  6. Manny Parra out a few days with lower back tightness

    Mar 3, 2011, 9:31 PM EST

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    According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Brewers left-hander Manny Parra was lifted from his Thursday Cactus League appearance against the A’s after just one batter due to tightness in his lower back. Parra revealed after the game that he has been dealing with back issues for much of spring training. The Brewers…

  7. Tulowitzki suffers bruised heel in spring game, day-to-day

    Mar 3, 2011, 8:05 PM EST

    Colorado Rockies v Arizona Diamondbacks

    The Rockies got a little scare from shortstop Troy Tulowitzki on Thursday in camp. The 26-year-old was lifted prematurely from the Rockies’ Grapefruit League game against the Giants after nailing his right heel with the tip of his bat on a hard third-strike swing. A trainer met him just outside the batter’s box and he…

  8. Cervelli’s test results sent to New York for further review

    Mar 3, 2011, 6:58 PM EST

    New York Yankees catcher Cervelli smiles as he steps out of the batting cage at the team's spring training camp in Tampa

    The Yankees still aren’t sure how serious Francisco Cervelli‘s left foot injury might be. The 24-year-old catcher exited Wednesday’s Grapefruit League game against the Astros after fouling a ball off his foot. Trainers took him immediately for an MRI and CT scan, but the results on both tests were inconclusive. Now those MRI and CT…

  9. Scenes from Spring Training: “Ozzie Guillen! Look at me!”

    Mar 3, 2011, 5:30 PM EST

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    So I slid down close to the White Sox dugout when I saw Ozzie Guillen sitting there like that. Figured I’d take his picture.  I took this one and a couple other ones of him hanging out there.  Then a guy a couple seats down said “want me to get his attention for you?”  I…

  10. Reds unveil Dusty Baker bobblehead doll/toothpick holder

    Mar 3, 2011, 5:10 PM EST

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    From the Reds’ official Twitter feed, here’s a picture of the Dusty Baker bobblehead doll the team will be giving away for the July 2 game against the Indians, which pretty brilliantly incorporates the manager’s penchant for dugout toothpick usage:

  11. Lance Berkman sidelined by second injury of the spring

    Mar 3, 2011, 4:36 PM EST

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    When the Cardinals signed Lance Berkman to an $8 million deal this offseason guys like me wondered about the wisdom of asking a 35-year-old who’s not in particularly outstanding shape and hasn’t played the outfield since 2007 to be an everyday right fielder. Sub par defense is all but assured, as Berkman was hardly a…

  12. Koji Uehara out “a few days” after cortisone injection in elbow

    Mar 3, 2011, 3:58 PM EST

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    Koji Uehara won’t throw for at least a few days after getting a cortisone injection today in his right elbow. Uehara told Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com that the injury “is not even serious” and described it as merely “arm fatigue,” but the closer candidate has had elbow problems in the past and re-signed with the…

  13. Photo of the Day II: Adam Dunn — playing defense

    Mar 3, 2011, 3:32 PM EST

    And, in addition to the photo, we have an exclusive transcript of Dunn’s inner-monologue!

  14. Carlos Ruiz’s wife gave birth exactly nine months after Roy Halladay’s perfect game

    Mar 3, 2011, 3:15 PM EST

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    Carlos Ruiz‘s wife gave birth yesterday and, as Bryan Graham of SI.com amusingly points out, the couple’s second child arrived “nine months to the day of Roy Halladay‘s perfect game.” Even better, the baby boy’s name is Carlos. But not Carlos Jr., because Ruiz’s first son already got that name when he was born eight…

  15. Dodgers put AWOL reliever Ronald Belisario on restricted list

    Mar 3, 2011, 2:49 PM EST

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    Ronald Belisario thinks he’ll be joining the Dodgers as soon as he finds his passport and his agent thinks he’ll sit out the entire season due to visa issues, but whatever the case he’s a no-show at spring training and has now been placed on the restricted list. That doesn’t necessarily change Belisario’s status with…

  16. Phillies GM says Red Sox are “the best team in baseball”

    Mar 3, 2011, 2:14 PM EST

    Ruben Amaro Jr.

    Prior to today’s Red Sox-Phillies spring training game Philadelphia general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. told reporters that he believes Boston is “the best team in baseball.” He added: “I think, the combo of speed, power, bullpen … they’re a helluva ball club. They don’t have a lot of holes.” Bookmakers disagree, at least right now,…

  17. Wanna see the big hole in Michael Cuddyer’s foot where a wart used to be?

    Mar 3, 2011, 1:45 PM EST

    Michael Cuddyer, who’s expected to miss the next couple weeks, posted the picture on Twitter and … well, you were warned:

  18. Scenes from Spring Training: Camelback Ranch is pretty darn impressive

    Mar 3, 2011, 1:23 PM EST

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    Camelback Ranch is a nice joint.  As far as player facilities and overall handsomeness of the place, it may be the best in the entire Cactus League. Like the Dbacks and Rockies place out at Salt River, Camelback has large buildings behind the left and right field walls for the Dodgers and White Sox, respectively.…

  19. Josh Beckett cleared for three-inning simulated game Friday

    Mar 3, 2011, 1:05 PM EST

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    Two days after experiencing “mild concussion symptoms” from an errant batting practice ball to the head Josh Beckett has been cleared for a “normal day” of workouts and is scheduled to throw a three-inning simulated game tomorrow. Beckett passed various brain function tests yesterday and barring a setback he’ll be lined up to start Tuesday,…

  20. Astros catcher Jason Castro likely to undergo knee surgery

    Mar 3, 2011, 12:21 PM EST

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    Astros manager Brad Mills announced today that 24-year-old starting catcher Jason Castro will likely need surgery to repair a torn medial meniscus in his right knee. According to Mills there’s no timetable yet for Castro’s recovery because “they’re going to have to see once they get in there how much damage and what they have…

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