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Weiss: Arenado among game's elite
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It’s only spring, but Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado is hitting .606 through 12 spring games.

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Arenado still on tear, but pitching disappoints
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Brandon Belt’s two-run homer keyed a four-run seventh inning as the Giants beat the Rockies,10-4, in a Cactus League game at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on Sunday afternoon.

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Despite delay, Morrow in rotation mix
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It’s officially time to throw Brandon Morrow’s name into the mix for one of the Padres’ two available rotation spots, even though the right-hander likely won’t be ready in time to make the Opening Day roster.

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Brown making case to back up Posey
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Trevor Brown has emerged as a solid catching prospect and a legitimate challenger to Andrew Susac for the reserve role behind Buster Posey, who went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in San Francisco’s 10-4 Cactus League victory over to the Colorado Rockies.

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Belt has 4 RBIs, Duffy adds three hits in win over Rox
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Brandon Belt’s two-run homer keyed a four-run seventh inning as the Giants beat the Rockies,10-4, in a Cactus League game at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on Sunday afternoon.

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Cueto caps Minor League outing with flourish
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He rocked his torso in his familiar shoulder shimmy, mixed with a couple of quick pitches. Giants right-hander Johnny Cueto was clearly enjoying himself.

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Lee optioned to Minor League camp
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The Dodgers optioned right-hander Zach Lee to Minor League camp on Sunday.

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Van Slyke scratched with mild hip flexor
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Add Scott Van Slyke to the list of the Dodgers’ walking wounded, as he was scratched from Sunday’s game with a mild hip flexor.

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Puig shows off his arm in loss to Padres
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The Padres’ offense gave Dodgers spot starter Jeremy Kehrt a rude greeting on Sunday, with nine hits in an inning and a third, and cruised to an easy 12-5 victory over the Dodgers at Camelback Ranch. Kehrt got the call in place of Mike Bolsinger, who was a late scratch with a abdominal injury.

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Culberson goes deep against Brewers
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Jimmy Nelson pitched six solid innings and Ryan Braun, Colin Walsh and Domingo Santana each drove in a run, and the Brewers beat a Dodgers split squad, 3-1, at Maryvale Baseball Park on Sunday. Charlie Culberson’s homer represented the scoring for Los Angeles.

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Weiss optimistic about rotation's progress
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With 14 games remaining in Spring Training, the Rockies’ projected starting rotation has been healthy and generally competent enough to raise the confidence level of manager Walt Weiss.

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Chatwood gets big lift from Barnes' perfect day
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Projected Rockies regulars Gerardo Parra and Ben Paulsen had two hits apiece, Brandon Barnes went 3-for-3 with two RBIs and starter Tyler Chatwood sustained just one blip over four innings, but Colorado couldn’t hold the lead and tied San Diego, 5-5, on Saturday afternoon at Peoria Sports Complex.

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