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13, 2014, file photo, new Arizona Diamondbacks baseball team manager Chip Hale, He said his first full season in the majors ''just reaffirmed what I believed all the time. I have the ability to play here. It's confirmation in a way. I'm just excited to get out there and do it again.'' An intriguing option at catcher is power-hitting Peter O'Brien, who came in the trade that sent Martin Prado to the New York Yankees . Already in informal workouts, O'Brien has put on quite a show in batting practice.
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Rays president of baseball operations called Cashs meeting with the players compact and powerful. He said Cash talked about getting to work, focusing on the craft and playing as a team. Starting pitcher Alex Cobb called Cashs pre-workout speech impactful. Third baseman Evan Longoria said it was as good as it gets. The Rays also unveiled Don Zimmer Way, a path from the clubhouse to the practice field named for the former team adviser and longtime baseball man who died last June at age 83. Silverman said the idea for Zim Way came from Charlotte County. Its the path he (Zimmer) used to drive his golf cart back and forth, Silverman said. Silverman also said RHP Ronald Belisario fractured left (non-throwing shoulder) after slipping while getting out of a pool a few weeks ago.
JOHN LOCHER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Related article GLENDALE, Ariz. Coming off the best season of his career, Justin Turner might be the embodiment of the spring training cliche he very well might be in (drumroll) the best shape of his life. Turner said he dropped 18 pounds this winter by working out with Dodgers strength and conditioning coach Brandon McDaniel at Dodger Stadium nearly every day. McDaniels wife, Andrea, is a nutritionist and Turner followed a program she set up for him as Shin Ohtake lean body diet well. I definitely changed everything I did, said Turner, who grew up in Lakewood, attended Cal State Fullerton and lives in Los Angeles.