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Dice-K leaves outing early due to cramp in leg

Dice-K leaves outing early due to cramp in leg

ESPN.com Updated Mar 11, 2013
Daisuke Matsuzaka left his outing Monday because of a cramp in his right calf, overshadowing a fine performance by Scott Kazmir as the Cleveland Indians played to a 0-0 tie with Jered Weaver and the Los Angeles Angels.
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  • Demand for Trout off the field a balancing act

    Demand for Trout off the field a balancing act

    MLB.com Mar 11, 2013
    In 33 years with the Angels, 29 of which have been spent in the public-relations department, Tim Mead has never witnessed anything like the rush of public attention and outside demands that now engulf 21-year-old outfielder Mike Trout.
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  • Bumgarner turns it up in start against Rangers

    Bumgarner turns it up in start against Rangers

    MLB.com Mar 11, 2013
    Madison Bumgarner recorded what was easily his best outing of the spring Monday, working four shutout innings as the Giants outlasted the Texas Rangers, 2-1.
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  • Posey brings out best in Darvish, Nathan

    Posey brings out best in Darvish, Nathan

    MLB.com Mar 11, 2013
    Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish admitted the confrontation against Buster Posey meant something. In Joe Nathan's case, it wasn't the Giants All-Star catcher as much as just being irritated by back-to-back triples.
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  • Kazmir wants to be one of Tribe's five guys

    Kazmir wants to be one of Tribe's five guys

    MLB.com Mar 11, 2013
    The Angels released left-hander Scott Kazmir two seasons ago. On Monday afternoon, they got to see how much progress the pitcher has made in his comeback attempt with the Indians in a scoreless tie at Goodyear Ballpark.
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  • With toe OK, Rangers' Harrison ready to pitch

    With toe OK, Rangers' Harrison ready to pitch

    ESPN.com Mar 11, 2013
    Texas Rangers left-hander Matt Harrison has recovered from a toe issue that flared up on Saturday and will start the 'B' game against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday.
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  • Spring headlines: Nolan Ryan’s role with Rangers still being di…

    Spring headlines: Nolan Ryan’s role with Rangers still being discussed, David Ortiz sidelined

    yahoo.com Mar 11, 2013
    With reports swirling that he has one foot out the door, Texas Rangers CEO/Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan issued a statement Sunday about his status with the club. In short: Nothing has been resolved, but the two sides are talking about his role. Talk …
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  • Q&A: Angels Pitcher C.J. Wilson on Steroids, Screenplays, a…

    Q&A: Angels Pitcher C.J. Wilson on Steroids, Screenplays, and Star Wars

    grantland.com Mar 11, 2013
    "He's a guy who likes to communicate, Nolan Ryan once said of C.J. Wilson. That's reason no. 1 why Wilson, the Angels lefty, is my favorite working b...
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