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Kelly feeling ‘very fortunate’ to be back with Twins

Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor watches as catchers run through drills at baseball spring training in Fort Myers Fla., Tuesday Feb. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Former manager Tom Kelly has arrived at Minnesota Twins spring training, ready to work again as a guest instructor five months after a minor stroke.

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AP source: Francisco Rodriguez returns to Brewers

In this April 19, 2014, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez (57) throws against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the ninth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh. Francisco Rodriguez will be jogging out of the bullpen again for the Milwaukee Brewers. A person familiar with the agreement tells The Associated Press that the veteran closer reached a two-year, $13 million deal with the Brewers on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Francisco Rodriguez will be jogging out of the bullpen again for the Milwaukee Brewers.

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Marlins’ Stanton faces first live pitches since being hit

Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton speaks during a news conference ahead of the first official full squad spring training baseball practice for the Marlins Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton saw his first live pitches since his beaning back in September. The Marlins will have to wait at least one more day to watch Stanton take his first swing.

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A’s begin baseball’s mandatory domestic violence training

Oakland Athletics' Billy Butler (16) makes a play during spring training baseball practice Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Reliever Dan Otero spoke up, as did many others, with a question on the topic of domestic violence that has been at the forefront of professional sports following the NFL’s recent troubles.

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Yanks’ Tanaka nears 1st batting practice session

New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, of Japan, throws in the bullpen during a spring training baseball workout, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka threw 40 pitches in his third bullpen session Thursday and could be ready to throw batting practice early next week.

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