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3-30-09 Morning Roundup

By jcfortun Published: March 30, 2009

Dear Major League Baseball,

I am sick of spring training. Can the season just get here so we can have something new to talk about?

Sincerely,
Disgruntled baseball fans everywhere

The joys of spring training haven't completely soured yet. Mark DeRosa and Kerry Wood were reunited with their fans of baseball past yesterday as the Indians beat the Cubs 7-5 at HoHoKam Park.

The Plain Dealer was all over the reunion. Terry Pluto gave some thoughts on DeRosa and Paul Hoynes talked about Wood's scoreless inning.

MLB.com's Anthony Castrovince wrote about DeRosa as well.

DeRosa hit two home runs in the game and nearly missed another.

The extended spring training has also given Dave Dellucci another chance to hurt himself and possibly push his way off the roster.

His latest injury, a bout with calf tightness, may be putting his tenuous position on the roster in jeopardy, according to Castrovince and Hoynes.

Best of the rest...

Sheldon Ocker looks at the defense.
Anthony Castrovince talks juggling the catchers and the starting lineup
Terry Pluto scribbles about Fausto Carmona

OTHER NEWS

Detroit Tigers pitcher Dontrelle Willis was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder and was placed on the 15-day disabled list because of it.

The diagnosis came as a shock to Willis the most, according to the Detroit News.

Kent State's Burriss pushes for starting job

Former Kent State shortstop Emmanuel Burriss may be playing his way into the starting second basemen job for the San Francisco Giants, according to MLB.com's Chris Haft.

Burriss is currently hitting .362 in the spring.

Personally I thought Burriss wouldn't have a battle at all this season as the Giants were supposeldy going on a youth movement and Burriss rarely strikes out.

Then the Giants signed the washed up Edgar Renteria, after benching Omar Vizquel last season in favor of playing the youngsters, and muddied their own infield situation.

But, hey it's their journey.

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