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Zimmermann doesn't ease up during live BP

Zimmermann doesn't ease up during live BP

MLB.com Updated 3 hours ago
It was just his first live batting-practice session of Spring Training, and most of the hitters did not even swing the bat, but Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann treated it with increased intensity.
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  • Brad Hand Helps Marlins Beat FIU 7-2

    Brad Hand Helps Marlins Beat FIU 7-2

    nytimes.com 2 hours ago
    Brad Hand needed only nine pitches in a perfect first inning Monday for the Miami Marlins, who beat Florida International 7-2.
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  • 'Eager' prospect Jenkins grabs front office's attention

    'Eager' prospect Jenkins grabs front office's attention

    MLB.com 4 hours ago
    Braves president of baseball operations John Hart and manager Fredi Gonzalez were among the many members of the organization who seemingly made a point to watch Tyrell Jenkins complete his live batting practice session on Monday.
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  • Ellsbury, Gardy set for Yanks' first tilt, A-Rod staying back

    Ellsbury, Gardy set for Yanks' first tilt, A-Rod staying back

    MLB.com 4 hours ago
    The Yankees will open the Grapefruit League schedule Tuesday with a game against the Phillies in Clearwater. Adam Warren will start against Phils right-hander Jerome Williams at Bright House Field.
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  • Sharp Harvey focuses on curve in live BP session

    Sharp Harvey focuses on curve in live BP session

    MLB.com 5 hours ago
    Matt Harvey impressed in batting practice against his fellow Mets, showing off a curveball that he shied away from in favor of a slider early in his professional career.
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  • Courageous teenager works out with Wood, Braves

    Courageous teenager works out with Wood, Braves

    MLB.com 6 hours ago
    As he has undergone multiple surgeries to remove a foot-long tumor from his spine and continued to play high school sports with titanium rods in his back, Thompson Ritter has maintained a passion for baseball that was enriched when he accepted Alex Wood…
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  • Let's Appreciate Danny Espinosa's Big, Beautiful Mustache

    Let's Appreciate Danny Espinosa's Big, Beautiful Mustache

    deadspin.com 9 hours ago
    Oh, hey. I'm Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa, and I have a ridiculous mustache now. This is how I look, on purpose.Read more...
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  • Spring may bring final chance with Phils for Aumont

    Spring may bring final chance with Phils for Aumont

    MLB.com 10 hours ago
    Phillippe Aumont seems to have made a few thousand adjustments to his delivery since he joined the Phillies following the Cliff Lee trade with Seattle in 2009, all of which led to what could be the righty's last chance with the team.
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  • Mets Inject Drama Into Camp, Hoping to Entertain Fans

    Mets Inject Drama Into Camp, Hoping to Entertain Fans

    nytimes.com 21 hours ago
    Spring training is the only time when the team’s production arm and its cable channel, SNY, have extended access to players, so SNY has been shooting videos to use during regular-season games.
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  • Nats' Scherzer Simulates Everything, Including Anthem

    Nats' Scherzer Simulates Everything, Including Anthem

    nytimes.com Mar 1 (yesterday)
    Max Scherzer was warming up in the bullpen, getting ready to head onto the field to throw his first batting practice session for the Washington Nationals.
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  • The Phillies lost 6-2 to the University of Tampa, who are ranke…

    The Phillies lost 6-2 to the University of Tampa, who are ranked No. 1 in Division II.

    deadspin.com nytimes.com Mar 1 (yesterday)
    The Phillies lost 6-2 to the University of Tampa, who are ranked No. 1 in Division II. God, I missed meaningless baseball.Read more...
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  • Utley won't play in Grapefruit League opener

    Utley won't play in Grapefruit League opener

    MLB.com Mar 1 (yesterday)
    Phillies second baseman Chase Utley will not be in the lineup for Tuesday's Grapefruit League opener against the Yankees at Bright House Field. Utley sprained his right ankle in January and has not fully recovered.
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  • Harper says he has to 'step up' for Nationals

    Harper says he has to 'step up' for Nationals

    MLB.com Mar 1 (yesterday)
    Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper made it clear Sunday what he wants to see change this season. He wants to improve his numbers from last year. He wants to stay injury-free. He wants to get better at the plate.
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  • A-Rod's status for early games uncertain

    A-Rod's status for early games uncertain

    MLB.com Mar 1 (yesterday)
    The Yankees will play an intrasquad game on Monday at Steinbrenner Field and then open their Grapefruit League schedule on Tuesday against the Phillies in nearby Clearwater, Fla. Whether Alex Rodriguez will be in the lineup both days is still a matter o…
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  • Mets want to turn talk into results

    Mets want to turn talk into results

    MLB.com ESPN.com Mar 1 (yesterday)
    The Nationals are the consensus favorites to win the NL East, but the Mets and Marlins think they might both have something to say about that. For the Mets, optimism begins with a rotation stacked with power arms and more of them in the Minors.
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  • Haren likely to start first Grapefruit League tilt Thursday

    Haren likely to start first Grapefruit League tilt Thursday

    MLB.com Mar 1 (yesterday)
    Marlins manager Mike Redmond said Sunday that veteran right-hander Dan Haren likely will be the starting pitcher for the Grapefruit League opener on Thursday against the Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium.
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  • Fernandez throws first session since Tommy John surgery

    Fernandez throws first session since Tommy John surgery

    MLB.com Mar 1 (yesterday)
    Marlins ace Jose Fernandez took another step Sunday in his rehab from Tommy John surgery when the right-hander threw a short bullpen session off the mound for the first time since last May.
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  • Mets hope patience for Juan Lagares turns to leadoff payoff

    Mets hope patience for Juan Lagares turns to leadoff payoff

    nydailynews.com Feb 28 (yesterday)
    There was a time when Kevin Long made it is his mission to get Robinson Cano to stop chasing pitches out of the strike zone.
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  • Giancarlo Stanton is fine after being plunked during intrasquad…

    Giancarlo Stanton is fine after being plunked during intrasquad game

    yahoo.com Feb 28 (2 days ago)
    Breathe easy, Miami Marlins fans. Superstar slugger Giancarlo Stanton is doing fine and was even able to finish Saturday's intrasquad game after being hit on the left hip by a pitch from Henderson Alvarez. Henderson Alvarez plunks Giancarlo Stanton with…
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  • On Baseball: Pioneering G.M. Is Eager to Mold Another Winner in…

    On Baseball: Pioneering G.M. Is Eager to Mold Another Winner in Atlanta

    nytimes.com Feb 28 (2 days ago)
    John Hart, formerly a general manager with the Indians and the Rangers, is fired up about resuming his position in the front office and “restarting” the Braves.
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  • Colors of Mets Blend to Make Glove of Gold

    Colors of Mets Blend to Make Glove of Gold

    nytimes.com Feb 28 (2 days ago)
    No matter the glove, no matter the design or its weight, or color, it is what Juan Lagares does with it in center field that has propelled him to new heights.
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  • Mets' Saturday workout forced indoors by rain

    Mets' Saturday workout forced indoors by rain

    MLB.com Feb 28 (2 days ago)
    Steady rain washed out much of the Mets' scheduled workout on Saturday, leaving players -- with four days until the Grapefruit League season begins -- scrambling to fit in their scheduled exercises.
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  • Video - Nats GM On Scherzer, Starting Rotation 02:48

    Nats GM On Scherzer, Starting Rotation

    Mar 1
    Nationals GM and president of baseball operations Mike Rizzo explains the decision to sign starting pitcher Max Scherzer and how that affects Jordan Zimmermann's status with the team going forward.
  • Video - Stanton Hit By Pitch In Batting Practice 02:13

    Stanton Hit By Pitch In Batting Practice

    Feb 28
    Buster Olney and John Kruk react to Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton being hit by a pitch in live batting practice Saturday and explain why Stanton being hit in practice could be a good thing.
  • Video - Marlins Striving For A Championship 03:15

    Marlins Striving For A Championship

    Feb 27
    Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton and second baseman Dee Gordon discuss expectations for this season and Stanton talks about stepping into the batter's box after last year's season-ending beaning.
  • Video - Marlins Improving, Need More Than Stanton 01:15

    Marlins Improving, Need More Than Stanton

    Feb 27
    If the Marlins want to contend for the division title, Curt Schilling and Buster Olney say they need help from more than just Giancarlo Stanton.

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