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Morse sees action at first, could fill in for Giants

Morse sees action at first, could fill in for Giants

MLB.com Updated Feb 19
Michael Morse, the Giants' projected Opening Day left fielder, joined infield drills as a first baseman Wednesday. This wasn't necessarily a huge surprise.
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  • Without Helton, leaders must step up for Rox

    Without Helton, leaders must step up for Rox

    MLB.com Feb 19
    This year, for the first time since 1996, the Rockies begin Spring Training without Todd Helton. Shaking out the leadership and tone of the club is part of the agenda.
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  • Slimmer Panda won't be replaced late in games

    Slimmer Panda won't be replaced late in games

    MLB.com Feb 19
    Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Wednesday that Pablo Sandoval, who in the past had often been removed in late innings when the team was tied or ahead, will play entire games at third base more frequently.
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  • Spot in batting order 'all the same' to Cuddyer

    Spot in batting order 'all the same' to Cuddyer

    MLB.com Feb 19
    Rockies manager Walt Weiss wants to experiment with the batting order this season, and the presence of versatile Michael Cuddyer allows him to do it.
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  • Padres' Cabrera must 'come back from zero'

    Padres' Cabrera must 'come back from zero'

    ESPN.com Feb 19
    Everth Cabrera realizes he has a lot of work to do in his comeback from a season-ending suspension for performance-enhancing drugs.
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  • Giants, 1B Belt agree to $2.9M, 1-year deal

    Giants, 1B Belt agree to $2.9M, 1-year deal

    ESPN.com MLB.com Feb 19
    First baseman Brandon Belt has reached agreement on a $2.9 million, one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants to avoid salary arbitration.
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  • Video - SweetSpot TV: Position Battles 04:08

    SweetSpot TV: Position Battles

    Feb 19
    Eric Karabell and David Schoenfield break down some key positions that will be filled this spring.

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  • New York Knicks, Los Angeles Clippers table trade talks for day

    Feb 19
    The New York Knicks are still trying to complete a trade for Los Angeles Clippers point guard Darren Collison before Thursday's trade deadline, according to sources close to the talks.
  • Daily Dime: Dwight Howard returns to boos, but rips up Lakers

    Feb 19
    Dwight Howard's feeling healthier than he did in his lone Lakers season, and it shows
  • Daily Dime: Dwight Howard returns to boos, but rips up Lakers

    Feb 19
    Dwight Howard's feeling healthier than he did in his lone Lakers season, and it shows
  • Houston Rockets have eyes on Rajon Rondo of Boston Celtics

    Feb 19
    The Houston Rockets want to acquire Boston Celtics star point guard Rajon Rondo, according to sources familiar with Houston's thinking.