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Selig calling for tougher penalties for drug cheats

Selig calling for tougher penalties for drug cheats

CNNSI.com Updated Mar 2, 2013
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig called for tougher penalties for major leaguers who violate the sport's drug agreement, a move the union is willing to consider but not for the 2013 season.
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  • Perez added to Dominican Republic team

    Perez added to Dominican Republic team

    MLB.com Mar 2, 2013
    Nationals outfielder Eury Perez is taking the place of Melky Mesa on the Dominican Republic's World Baseball Classic team. The announcement came shortly after Perez and the Nationals wrapped up a 6-2 win against the Cardinals in Jupiter, Fla., on Saturd…
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  • Martin focused on familiarizing himself with Bucs' arms

    Martin focused on familiarizing himself with Bucs' arms

    MLB.com Mar 2, 2013
    Now that Russell Martin has excused himself from the World Baseball Classic, he has resumed familiarizing himself with the Pirates' pitchers and preparing his swing for National League duty.
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  • Blanco's two-run triple helps Giants top Cubs

    Blanco's two-run triple helps Giants top Cubs

    MLB.com Mar 2, 2013
    A Giants split-squad put together a four-run fourth inning to help lift San Francisco to a 9-7 victory over the Cubs on Saturday at Scottsdale Stadium.
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  • Quintana's three shutout innings lead White Sox

    Quintana's three shutout innings lead White Sox

    MLB.com Mar 2, 2013
    Jose Quintana sailed through three perfect innings innings and prospects Jared Mitchell and Conor Gillaspie homered to help lead the White Sox past the Reds, 4-0, on Saturday in Cactus League action.
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  • Brewer injury wave: PHOENIX (AP) -- One of the biggest concerns…

    Brewer injury wave: PHOENIX (AP) -- One of the biggest concerns that …

    CNNSI.com Mar 2, 2013
    PHOENIX (AP) -- One of the biggest concerns that Brewers manager Ron Roenicke has about letting so many of his players head to the World Baseball Classic is the possibility of an injury.
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  • Top prospect Miller shines in debut

    Top prospect Miller shines in debut

    MLB.com Mar 2, 2013
    Shelby Miller may have the been the Cardinals' last rotation candidate to debut this spring, but his outing against the Nationals on Saturday served as a reminder that he shouldn't be overlooked.
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  • Green drives in two in Brewers' walk-off win

    Green drives in two in Brewers' walk-off win

    MLB.com Mar 2, 2013
    Caleb Gindl's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Brewers a 4-3 win over the Angels at Maryvale Baseball Park. Taylor Green contributed a two-run double in the bottom of the second.
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  • Rendon, Marrero go deep against Cardinals

    Rendon, Marrero go deep against Cardinals

    MLB.com Mar 2, 2013
    Anthony Rendon and Chris Marrero each homered and knocked in two runs as the Nationals defeated the Cardinals, 6-2, in Grapefruit League action on Saturday in Jupiter, Fla.
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  • Martinez, Pena go deep for first time this spring

    Martinez, Pena go deep for first time this spring

    MLB.com Mar 2, 2013
    Right fielder J.D. Martinez hit a two-run homer in a four-run outburst in the fourth inning that lifted the Astros to a 6-5 win over the Braves on Saturday afternoon at windswept Osceola County Stadium. Martinez and Carlos Pena hit their first spring ho…
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  • Lincecum scratched from start due to blister

    Lincecum scratched from start due to blister

    ESPN.com Mar 2, 2013
    San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum was scratched from a start against the Chicago Cubs because of a blister on his right middle finger.
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  • Gallardo strains groin, could be limited in WBC

    Gallardo strains groin, could be limited in WBC

    ESPN.com MLB.com Mar 2, 2013
    One of the biggest concerns that Brewers manager Ron Roenicke has about letting so many of his players head to the World Baseball Classic is the possibility of an injury.
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  • Spring Headlines: Mark Prior reunites with Dusty Baker; Adam Jo…

    Spring Headlines: Mark Prior reunites with Dusty Baker; Adam Jones wants to break Cal Ripken’s record

    yahoo.com Mar 2, 2013
    Reunited and it probably feels just as strange as it does good. After nearly seven years apart, Mark Prior and manager Dusty Baker are back together after the now 32-year-old right-hander inked a minor league deal with the Cincinnati Reds. Of course thi…
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  • First day of Astros Classic ends with Cougars win

    First day of Astros Classic ends with Cougars win

    MLB.com Mar 2, 2013
    The Houston Cougars almost gave this one away. After a Cougars fielding error loaded the bases for Texas A&M in the bottom of the ninth with two outs in a one-run game, Chase Wellbrock struck out Troy Stein swinging to end the game. The preserved a …
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