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FLB: Spring Training Notebook 3/19

Updated: March 19, 2007, 1:09 PM ET
By Christopher Harris | ESPN.com

• Rockies starter Jeff Francis was suspended five games and manager Clint Hurdle was suspended one game for their involvement in an incident in a March 13 exhibition game, in which Francis intentionally threw at a batter. Hurdle will serve his suspension the second game of the regular season, while the Denver Post reports Francis is likely to appeal, so he'd be able to make his first turn in the rotation.

• Mariners closer J.J. Putz, who's struggled with a sore pitching elbow through ...

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