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nytimes.com Mar 14Jimmy Rollins was 0 for 4 in his return to Philadelphia's lineup after a three-game benching and NL MVP Andrew McCutchen hit his third home run of spring training in the Pittsburgh Pirates' 6-5 win over the Phillies on Friday.Upvote Share Tweet
Samardzija to start Opening Day for CubsESPN.com Mar 14Chicago Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija was named the Opening Day starter for the March 31 game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, manager Rick Renteria announced on Friday.Upvote Share TweetOutfielder Gregory Polanco, considered the Pittsburgh Pirates' top prospect, was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday along with right-handed reliever Duke Welker.Upvote Share Tweet
Mota recalls the greatness of ClementeMLB.com Mar 14Manny Mota has spent 46 years in Dodgers blue, but it was during his six seasons with the Pirates that he became close friends with Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente.Upvote Share Tweet
Lamar Odom injures back, likely to miss month from Spanish teamMar 14After playing in just two games, Lamar Odom's comeback in Spain is on hold because of a back injury.
Early winners and losers in NFL free agencyMar 14The aggressive Broncos emerged as early winners in free agency. The Raiders, among others, came up short, writes John Clayton.