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Rafael Soriano planned to arrive early in camp with the Washington Nationals. He was delayed by visa issues, but the team's new closer showed up Saturday in good shape and ready to get to work.
Werth's left wrist much improvedUpdated Feb 16 Share TweetOn Jan. 26, Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth said his wrist was not as strong as he would like it to be. Last season, Werth broke his left wrist on May 6 against the Phillies, an injury that kept him out of action until early August.
Braves' Freeman: Hurt finger, eyes feel 'great'Updated Feb 16 Share TweetBattling eye problems and an injured left index finger, Freddie Freeman still managed to set career bests with 23 home runs and 94 RBIs last year.Source: ESPN.com
Mets outfield has more questions than answersUpdated Feb 16 Share TweetWho will play in the Mets' outfield remains a mystery, even to manager Terry Collins, but the team has a long history of fielding subpar outfielders.Share TweetCharlie Manuel is tired of talking about his contract.Share TweetHis former Spring Training locker is now occupied by Dan Uggla and his body has not been subjected to any baseball-related activities since last year's loss to the Cardinals in the National League's Wild Card game. But all suddenly felt normal again whe…
Debt-free NY Mets must be prudent in next year’s outfield free agent market, which will include players like Jacoby Ellsbury,Updated Feb 16 Share TweetOn his first day at spring training, Mets owner Fred Wilpon, having apparently settled all his family and business debts, offered some very hopeful and refreshing news to the disillusioned and diminishing Citi Field fan base: “I think we would anticipatSource: nydailynews.com
Jeffrey Loria Told Jose Reyes To "Get A Nice House In Miami" Four Days Before Trading Him And Decimating The Marlins' RosterUpdated Feb 16 Share TweetWe knew that the Marlins had given Jose Reyes "verbal assurances" that they wouldn't trade him, but yesterday brought a new report about the exact content of those promises and when the Marlins were making them. In particular, walking pair of …Source: deadspin.com
Mike Piazza's Book Tour Produced An Excellent Illustration Of The Absurdity Of Steroid HandwringingUpdated Feb 16 Share TweetMike Piazza wrote a memoir, and if early releases are any indication, it's mostly about how weird a human being he is. Perhaps because of his eccentric streak, many apparently hoped that the book would be a tell-all about the steroid era, like Jose Cans…Source: deadspin.com
David Wright Ready To Get To WorkFeb 16Mets third baseman David Wright talks with WABC about the start of spring training and the upcoming season.
Clayton: What to look for in NFL combineFeb 16Will a QB class considered lackluster be able to change that perception at the NFL combine?