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Brewers' Racing Sausage Thieves Took Their Prize On A Boozy Ben…

Brewers' Racing Sausage Thieves Took Their Prize On A Boozy Bender

deadspin.com yahoo.com CNNSI.com Updated Feb 28, 2013
More details about the recent theft of Guido the Italian Sausage have emerged, and they come courtesy of those who carried out the heist. Ted Berg of USA Today Sports received a message from the sausage thieves, and under the condition of maintaining th…
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  • Weiss pranks Helton with leadoff role vs. Chapman

    Weiss pranks Helton with leadoff role vs. Chapman

    MLB.com Feb 28, 2013
    Todd Helton had a rude awakening when he rolled into the Rockies' clubhouse Thursday morning and saw his name atop the lineup card, batting leadoff against Reds fireballing left-hander Aroldis Chapman.
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  • Chapman proves he can bring more than just heat

    Chapman proves he can bring more than just heat

    MLB.com Feb 28, 2013
    Since the beginning of his tenure with the Reds, Aroldis Chapman has earned his status by throwing heat. But to earn a spot in the rotation, he needs to show he can diversify. So during his impressive spring debut, on Thursday -- his 25th birthday -- hi…
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  • Beltran sustains foot injury, X-rays negative

    Beltran sustains foot injury, X-rays negative

    MLB.com ESPN.com Feb 28, 2013
    Right fielder Carlos Beltran exited Thursday's game shortly after an errant pitch from Miami starter Jacob Turner struck him on his right foot. The Cardinals did not sent him back out on defense for the second inning for precautionary reasons.
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  • Taillon has great time in first spring start

    Taillon has great time in first spring start

    MLB.com Feb 28, 2013
    Jameson Taillon's experience in his first big league camp reached a new peak on Thursday, with his start for the Pirates in the 16-6 Grapefruit League loss to Boston.
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  • Cubs' Garza (lat) 'OK' after throwing session

    Cubs' Garza (lat) 'OK' after throwing session

    ESPN.com Feb 28, 2013
    Chicago Cubs pitcher Matt Garza said he felt "OK" after throwing from 60 feet on Thursday as he recovers from a strained left lat.
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  • Cardinals taking slow, sure approach with Furcal

    Cardinals taking slow, sure approach with Furcal

    MLB.com Feb 28, 2013
    Shortstop Rafael Furcal's recent declaration that he feels he's just about ready to play in the field has not changed the Cardinals' plans to proceed with continued caution.
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  • Spring Headlines: Javier Vazquez’s comeback cut short by knee i…

    Spring Headlines: Javier Vazquez’s comeback cut short by knee injury, Cubs get scare from Starlin

    yahoo.com Feb 28, 2013
    Even the best laid plans are one misstep away from falling apart. For Javier Vazquez, those plans were to impress while pitching for Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic, and then hopefully latch on with a major league team as a result. Unfortunate…
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