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28 Feb 2015

He was on the DL twice last season with hamstring injuries. Third base might be Turners best chance to get the extensive playing time he seeks. Only a handful of guys are penciled in right now, Turner said. I want to go out and make a good impression especially with the new front office. Turner is probably one of those guys penciled in. But bench spots could be at a premium as the Dodgers new front office sorts through candidates such as Scott Van Slyke, Chris Heisey, Andre Ethier, Darwin Barney, Alex Guerrero and Turner.

Cash to Rays as camp opens: Continue winning culture | and The Tampa Tribune

There's a few guys in the game that have that kind of sound and he's one of them. He's got some kind of power.'' However, O'Brien has defensive deficiencies that he's been working on over the past two months with Diamondbacks third base coach and former catching instructor Glen Sherlock. ''I'm really confident with where I am right now behind the plate,'' O'Brien said. ''Like I said, you make your strengths stronger and you keep working on your weaknesses and try to make them strengths too.'' Owings won't be in the mix in the early part of spring training as he recovers from shoulder surgery.

D-Backs have only 3 positions settled as workouts begin - Yahoo Sports

ROGER MOONEY/STAFF staff Page 2 of 2 | View all Previous page Kevin Cash addressed the Tampa Bay Rays as manager for the first time this morning as the team opened full-squad workouts at the Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte. Cash, a first-time manager, steps in for Joe Maddon, who left the Rays in October after leading them to four playoff appearances from 2006 to 2014. Cashs message: Continue the winning culture. Rays president of baseball operations called Cashs meeting with the players compact and powerful. He said Cash talked about getting to work, focusing on the craft and playing as a team. Starting pitcher Alex Cobb called Cashs pre-workout speech impactful. Third baseman Evan Longoria said it was as good as it gets. The Rays also unveiled Don Zimmer Way, a path from the clubhouse to the practice field named for the former team adviser and longtime baseball man who died last June at age 83.


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