Around the Cactus League

Updated: March 1, 2007, 1:02 AM ET
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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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