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Mariners’ Triunfel Suffers Leg Injury

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The season’s first significant injury belongs to Mariners third baseman Carlos Triunfel, who suffered a left leg injury on Friday night while sliding into second base in Double-A West Tenn’s […]

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It’s A Draw: Price-Wieters

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DURHAM, N.C. — As David Price stood in front of his locker Saturday night, he couldn’t help but grin and bust jokes with teammates passing by. His 2009 debut out […]

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A Year-Long Tryout

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When the Pirates doled out non-roster invitations this winter to a select number of pitchers, the lucky few consisted mostly of fringe big league arms, guys who may or may not plug a hole in the majors or high minors. Chris Bootcheck, almost nine years since being a first-round pick of the Angels and hoping to catch on, snagged an invite, as did Brian Slocum, a second-round pick of the Indians in 2002. Oddly, the list did not include righthander Brad Lincoln, the fourth overall pick of the 2006 draft and recipient of a $2.75 million bonus who is about to head into—can you believe this?—a sink-or-swim, 40-man "protection" season.

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A Nice Day For Texas’ Perez, Main

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SURPRISE, Ariz.—Just as it is during the regular season, judging a day’s work in spring training requires a magnifying glass. Take these pitching lines from Tuesday, for example. We’ll call […]

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Giants’ Kieschnick Tweaks Stance

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — This time last year, Giants outfielder Roger Kieschnick thought he had it pretty good, what with a plush spot in the Texas Tech lineup and fairly smooth, […]

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Dodgers’ Russell Smooths Swing

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GLENDALE, Ariz. — The long days at the ballpark on the backfields of Camelback Ranch actually are pretty nice, to Kyle Russell anyway. The morning stretching, the fielding drills, batting […]

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Beckham Headed To Birmingham

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GLENDALE, Ariz. — The traditional model of handling first-round picks entering their first full seasons typically begins with an assignment in Class A, a nice and necessary feeder before prospects […]

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