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Pujols will test his surgically-repaired knee soon

Pujols will test his surgically-repaired knee soon

CNNSI.com Updated Feb 14, 2013
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols hopes to begin agility drills and light running in a couple of days to test his surgically repaired right knee.
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  • Cards extend GM's deal, pick up Matheny's option

    Cards extend GM's deal, pick up Matheny's option

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com MLB.com Feb 14, 2013
    JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals announced a three-year contract extension with general manager John Mozeliak on Thursday and exercised the 2014 option for manager Mike Matheny, hoping the pair will keep the team contending for the World Se…
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  • Astros' Castro has backstop mentor in Murphy

    Astros' Castro has backstop mentor in Murphy

    MLB.com Feb 14, 2013
    Jason Castro's lack of a mentor and lost time because of injury means he's at camp trying to establish himself as a Major League starting catcher. And he's not doing it alone.
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  • Mesoraco determined to contribute to club's success

    Mesoraco determined to contribute to club's success

    MLB.com Feb 14, 2013
    Several Reds had strong years as the team won the NL Central in 2012, and those players could take home good feelings about their personal performances. Catcher Devin Mesoraco was not one of those guys. After a rough rookie season, he took home lots of …
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  • NL Central spring training preview

    NL Central spring training preview

    CNNSI.com Feb 14, 2013
    This week, Cliff Corcoran will break down what to watch in each team's camp as part of SI.com's spring training preview. Teams are listed by their order of finish from 2012. Note: The Big Prospect is a player who will be in major league camp but has not…
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  • Happy to be back, Karstens battling for rotation spot

    Happy to be back, Karstens battling for rotation spot

    MLB.com Feb 14, 2013
    When the Pirates decided on Day 48 of Jeff Karstens' free agency to re-sign the veteran righty, he certainly drove a hard bargain, just because the club had not tendered him a contract. "Pittsburgh is the only place I wanted to be, he said, "a…
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  • Video - Cards Extend GM, Pick Up Matheny Option 03:43

    Cards Extend GM, Pick Up Matheny Option

    Feb 14
    Jayson Stark discusses the news that the Cardinals gave general manager John Mozeliak a three-year contract extension and exercised the 2014 option for manager Mike Matheny.
  • Video - Samardzija Feeling Good 02:04

    Samardzija Feeling Good

    Feb 14
    ESPN Chicago's Jesse Rogers talks with Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija after his first bullpen outing of the spring.

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    Feb 14
    Clippers, Lakers are headed in opposite directions, taking the other's road for a change.
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    Feb 14
    Michael Jordan's 50th birthday serves to remind those stuck in the moment of the greatness of his legacy.