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Cubs' Garza suffers mild lat strain during BP

Cubs' Garza suffers mild lat strain during BP

ESPN.com Updated Feb 17, 2013
Chicago Cubs pitcher Matt Garza left the practice field with a mild lat strain in his left side Sunday, but the injury isn't expected to be serious
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  • Chipper back in camp but not returning to Braves

    Chipper back in camp but not returning to Braves

    CNNSI.com Feb 17, 2013
    Chipper Jones was lingering beyond the left-field wall, signing as many autographs as he could, when someone asked the obvious question.
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  • Team pokes fun at Sveum's hunting accident

    Team pokes fun at Sveum's hunting accident

    MLB.com Feb 17, 2013
    About halfway through Cubs manager Dale Sveum's speech prior to the first full squad workout on Sunday, the players started to take off their jackets to reveal bright orange hunting gear tops. Then, they put on the orange caps.
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  • Weeks' comeback in 2013 a family affair

    Weeks' comeback in 2013 a family affair

    MLB.com Feb 17, 2013
    Both Weeks brothers are back for 2013, Rickie having further cemented his role as the Brewers' starting second baseman with a strong finish to 2012, and Jemile back in A's camp trying to win back his old job.
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  • Clemens shrugs off Piazza's account of beanball

    Clemens shrugs off Piazza's account of beanball

    CNNSI.com MLB.com Feb 17, 2013
    HOUSTON (AP) -- Roger Clemens shrugged off Mike Piazza's comments in his autobiography that he took karate lessons after he was beaned by the pitcher, just in case they had another confrontation.
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  • Crane enjoys round of golf with Obama, Woods

    Crane enjoys round of golf with Obama, Woods

    MLB.com Feb 17, 2013
    Astros owner Jim Crane was thrilled Sunday to have an opportunity to play golf with President Barack Obama and golf legend Tiger Woods, both of whom were guests of Crane at his Floridian National Golf Club in Palm City.
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  • Cardinals' Garcia cites focus, healthy shoulder

    Cardinals' Garcia cites focus, healthy shoulder

    ESPN.com Feb 17, 2013
    With ace Chris Carpenter sidelined, possibly for the season, the Cardinals are hoping for more wins and innings from Jaime Garcia.
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  • Amaro says Phillies set with rotation

    Amaro says Phillies set with rotation

    MLB.com Feb 17, 2013
    Right-hander Kyle Lohse remains a free agent, despite pitching effectively the previous two seasons with the Cardinals. The Phillies' rotation includes Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels, but a pitcher like Lohse certainly would make their pitching…
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  • Key to Bucs' chemistry: Location, location, location

    Key to Bucs' chemistry: Location, location, location

    MLB.com Feb 17, 2013
    If there truly is such a thing as clubhouse chemistry, the Pirates' master chemist is Scott Bonnett. He is the one who mixes and matches team elements, and affects whether the final blend flows smoothly or perhaps blows up into a mess.
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  • Video - Ricketts On Cubs, Wrigley Renovations 02:02

    Ricketts On Cubs, Wrigley Renovations

    Feb 17
    Cubs owner Tom Ricketts discusses his message to the team and updates on Wrigley Field renovation.

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  • Los Angeles Clippers, utah Jazz to talk Eric Bledsoe for Paul Millsap, sou…

    Feb 17
    There is a level of mutual interest between the Clippers and Utah Jazz in exploring a deal that would feature Eric Bledsoe as the headliner in a trade package for Jazz forward Paul Millsap, sources with knowledge of the situation told ESPN.com.