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Colorado Rockies: Right-hander Aaron Cook, who is one of three pitchers competing for the Opening Day assignment, has been working on a four-seam fastball and he had great immediate success with it when he rung up White Sox DH Jim Thome with a man on third base and one out in the first inning.
"That situation, a guy on third base, less than two outs, you're looking more to get a guy to punch out or hit a weak fly ball into the infield," said Cook, whose sinker might otherwise induce ...
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SPRING TRAINING NEWS
Follow the day's news from spring training in the Grapefruit and Cactus leagues as we begin the countdown toward Opening Day on Sunday (Mets at world champion Cardinals, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN2):
• Colon, Weaver, Figgins on DL
• Pirates send Sanchez to the DL
• Rogers has clot removed, will miss first half
• Sabathia throws, says he's ready for opener
• Pavano to start Opening Day for Yankeees
• A's put Dan Johnson on DL with hip injury
• Walker signs minor league deal with A's
• Grapefruit: Towers wins spot in Jays' rotation
• Cactus: Big Unit to start season on DL