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Washington Nationals pitcher Shawn Kelley throws a bullpen session during spring training baseball practice Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) **File**

Bullpen sessions, live batting practice: Nationals relievers knock off rust

Among the Washington Nationals relievers who threw live batting practice Tuesday in West Palm Beach were right-hander Brandon Kintzler and lefty Sean Doolittle. Right-handed reliever Shawn Kelley threw off one of the mounds in a practice field bullpen.

Washington Nationals' Michael Taylor (3) beats out a ground ball for a single as Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (5) reaches for the ball in the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) **File**

Nationals’ Taylor takes new workout approach

Washington Nationals center fielder Michael A. Taylor had a strong postseason in 2017. But Taylor changed his workout approach this past winter.

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Houston Astros minor league pitcher Forrest Whitley has been suspended for 50 games without pay for a violation of baseball's minor league drug prevention and treatment program.

Mariners' Healy making best of delayed start to spring

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Ryon Healy joined his new teammates Tuesday for the Seattle Mariners' first scheduled full-squad workout of spring training. But all he could do was stand around and watch.

FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 file photo, Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Brandon Drury waits to hit prior to the National League wild-card playoff baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in Phoenix. The Arizona Diamondbacks have sent infielder Brandon Drury to the New York Yankees and received outfielder Steven Souza Jr. from the Tampa Bay Rays in a three-team trade that includes five players, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

3-team trade sends Drury to Yankees, Souza to Diamondbacks

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The Arizona Diamondbacks sent infielder Brandon Drury to the New York Yankees and received outfielder Steven Souza Jr. from the Tampa Bay Rays in a three-team trade Tuesday that included five players plus two to be named later.

Washington Nationals Daniel Murphy signs autographs to children during the Winter Fest celebration with fans at Washington Convention center in Washington, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Murphy, coming back from knee surgery, eyes Opening Day

Dave Martinez said Tuesday he is encouraged by the progress of second baseman Daniel Murphy, but the veteran infielder couldn't promise he would be ready for Opening Day on March 29 at Cincinnati. The Nationals' first spring training game is here Friday against the world champion Houston Astros.