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Ellsbury returns after missing 2 weeks with injury

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury went 2 for 5 and played five flawless innings of defense in his first game since being sidelined two weeks ago by an oblique strain.

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Verlander leaves with triceps cramping in Tigers’ loss

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Justin Verlander left with cramping in his right triceps Friday during the third inning of the Detroit Tigers’ 4-1 rain-shortened loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.

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Tanaka allows 3 runs, Yankees lose 7-2 to Mets

New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, of Japan, delivers in the third inning of an exhibition baseball game against the New York Mets in Tampa, Fla., Wednesday, March 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka allowed three runs and four hits while pitching into the fifth inning Wednesday for the New York Yankees in a 7-2 loss to the rival Mets.

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Cashman: A-Rod making case for DH

Former New York Yankees outfielder and broadcaster Paul O'Neill, right, inspects the bat belonging to New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez after batting practice before an exhibition baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Tampa, Fla., Tuesday, March 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says Alex Rodriguez is making a case to be the team’s full-time designated hitter and Adam Warren has taken a big lead to become the fifth starter.

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