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Topic - Justin Ruggiano
Stephen Strasburg gave up four runs and four hits in six innings to help the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 6-4 on Sunday.
Turning to make a pickoff throw, Jose Fernandez stumbled and fell, spiraling to the dirt like a human corkscrew as his throw went sailing for an embarrassing error.
Miami Marlins reserve outfielder Austin Kearns has been taken to a hospital with an irregular heartbeat.
In beating the Marlins 6-1 Thursday evening, the Nationals completed their first sweep in a season they hope will be filled with them.
Justin Turner, the leading candidate to replace injured David Wright at third base for the Mets, left New York's game against the Miami Marlins on Saturday after spraining his right ankle.
The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a four-year, $52 million contract with right-hander Edwin Jackson, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Thursday.
Previewing the American League.
A team-by-team look at the American League entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad:
The Tampa Bay Rays added outfielders Justin Ruggiano and Brandon Guyer on Thursday when rosters expanded for the season's final month.
Center fielder B.J. Upton has left Tampa Bay's game at Florida with tightness in his left buttock.
Left-hander J.P. Howell returned to the mound Friday for the Tampa Bay Rays, one year and one day after he underwent surgery to repair a left shoulder injury that sidelined him all of last season.
First baseman Casey Kotchman and infielders Felipe Lopez and Joe Inglett are among seven players the Tampa Bay Rays have reassigned to minor league camp.
"Let's fly under the radar as long as we can," Ruggiano said.
"We've had some changes definitely for the good," outfielder Justin Ruggiano said. `It's fun coming to the ballpark. Every game we feel like we can win."