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Sheffield fit for duty

Updated: February 22, 2008, 4:23 PM ET
By Stephania Bell

Spending time in Florida for spring training is a tough assignment, but I insisted that I was up to the task. On Wednesday I was in Lakeland, Florida where the Detroit Tigers' practice field was buzzing with the excitement of the first day of spring training. There was also a bit of a buzz about a player who was not on the field. Slugger Gary Sheffield was present at camp, but absent from practice, which did not go unnoticed, especially since Sheffield's 2007 season ended with an injury.

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