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    Phillies pitcher Paul Clemens fighting for spot in bullpen
    by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
    (7:16 pm ET) Phillies pitcher Paul Clemens has been told he has a great arm. But Clemens, who posted a 5.51 ERA in 48 appearances with the Astros over the last two years, knows it'll take more than that.

    "Some pitching coaches tell me how incredible my arm is and that I could play for a long time, so I think I've been showing some guys what I bring to the table," Clemens said. "I had a couple really good conversations with front office and some guys around here, so it's definitely motivating."

    He wants to be able to pick out his spots better during spring training, knowing he has to impress as a non-roster invitee.

    "Sometimes I think I get too overzealous with my fastball and I just pound it and pound it and pound it. So picking my spots more, being smarter. You can't really challenge guys at this level. Once in a while you've got to pick your spots, but you can't challenge too many guys, even the guys you don't really know their names as much. You've still got to pitch."


    Athletics to ease Coco Crisp into action this spring
    by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
    (7:08 pm ET) Athletics manager Bob Melvin wants to take things slow with veteran outfielder Coco Crisp this spring, reports MLB.com.

    "I'll probably hold him out the first few because I'm going to cut down on his workload," Melvin said Sunday.

    Crisp, who is dealing with a case of pinkeye, was held out of an intrasquad scrimmage, even though he was able to take part in batting practice.


    Cardinals' Jhonny Peralta hoping to recreate 2014 season in 2015
    by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
    (7:05 pm ET) Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta wants to be able to do a lot of the things he succeeded doing in 2014. 

    "I think what I did last year was pretty good for my first year in the National League," Peralta said. "I felt good about the home runs I hit. I know the average wasn't at .300, but I finished better than I started."

    Peralta hit .263 with 21 home runs and 75 RBI in 560 plate appearances. His manager, Mike Matheny, wants to see a similar guy in 2015.

    "He's been very consistent with getting himself ready and what he needs to do and who he needs to be. He came in here last year with a very workmanlike approach and went about it to build up for opening day," Matheny said.


    Braves' Tanner Murphy drawing praise from bullpen coach
    by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
    (6:43 pm ET) Braves catcher Tanner Murphy is feeling the love this spring. The second-year player is being tabbed by bullpen coach Eddie Perez as the guy to watch in spring training.

    "He's my number one guy so far," Perez said. "It's nice to have somebody like him because you don't know what's going to happen. When you look at this kid, you know something good is going to happen."

    Murphy played just 82 games of rookie ball last year.

    "He's got some talent and he's got some ability," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "I saw him throw to the bases. (Catching instructor) Joe Breeden has seen him the most and Joe likes him a lot."


    Jim Henderson throws off mound Sunday where season ended last year
    by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
    (6:02 pm ET) Brewers pitcher Jim Henderson completed his first session against live batters Sunday and felt a weight lift off his shoulders, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

    "That same mound I threw on just now was the same mound that I realized the season was over on last year, so I was thinking about that when I got out there," Henderson said.

    "I was like, ‘Forget this mound.’ It was kind of one of those moments where it was like this is where it ended and this is where it's going to begin again."

    Henderson threw against three batters in Sunday's practice.

    "It went well," he said. "It was just more of getting the feel out there today. Seeing the hitters and getting on a game mound again, just trying to get the feel back. That’s what I was looking for out of it – that competitiveness – and that’s what I got out of it."


    Cubs' Joe Maddon impressed by Kris Bryant
    by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
    (5:59 pm ET) Cubs manager Joe Maddon said third baseman Kris Bryant has been one of the most impressive position players this spring, reports MLB.com

    "He's solid, he's motivated," Maddon said. "He's got a really nice way about him. He's really good, he knows he's really good, but he carries that very well. I like that. False humility doesn't do anything. It's kind of a worthless quality. I think his humility is sincere, but he also knows that he's good."

    Despite Maddon's endorsement of Bryant, Maddon would not commit to Bryant making the Opening Day roster.

    "Somewhere," Maddon said. "There's all kinds of Opening Days."


    Nationals' Nate McLouth nearly done with throwing program
    by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
    (5:56 pm ET) Nationals outfielder Nate McLouth is getting towards the end of his throwing program to rehab his injured shoulder, reports MLB.com. But, manager Matt Williams doesn't want to take any chances with the injury flaring back up for McLouth.

    "Once he gets sore, then we got to shut him down for a few days," Williams said. "So we don't want to get there."

    McLouth is recovering from shoulder surgery that took place in August to repair a torn labrum. He is getting close to adding more distance to long toss.

    "It doesn't hurt, and nothing I've done has made it hurt at all," McLouth said. "So it's fine. Now it's just a matter of getting more distance."


    Nationals' Bryce Harper says he has to step up production
    by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
    (5:53 pm ET) With the Nationals losing first baseman Adam LaRoche to free agency, outfielder Bryce Harper knows he needs to increase his production, reports MLB.com.

    "I'll help out for sure," Harper said. "After losing LaRoche, I have to step up a little bit. I have to do what I need to do. Our pitching is going to take us to the top, hopefully, but we still have to have offense. We have to do the things we need to do. I'm ready to go. I'll be feeling good."

    Harper said the key to his success in 2015 will be sticking to his approach and not trying to overdo it.

    "I have to see what [pitchers] are going to do to me, see how they approach me, really just working my pitch and not go out of my comfort zone," Harper said. "If I can do that, stay within myself and have a little bit of fun at the plate, that will go a long way."


    Orioles' Jason Garcia turns heads in spring training debut Sunday
    by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
    (5:49 pm ET) Orioles pitcher Jason Garcia is battling to make the major-league roster this spring. If Sunday was any indication, he's got a good chance.

    "He got a couple of our guys from the bench up to the top step," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said.

    Garcia threw a perfect inning with two strikeouts in the team's intrasquad scrimmage Sunday.

    "It felt good. It's what you work for, throwing against those guys," Garcia said, who has never pitched above the Triple-A level. "Definitely it was a thrill. Pretty nervous out there, but it was awesome."


    Braves' Todd Cunningham confident in ability to replace Upton
    by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
    (5:46 pm ET) Braves outfielder Todd Cunningham believes he is the perfect replacement to fill in for Melvin Upton, reports MLB.com.

    "You can call me the safe bet," Cunningham said. "You can say I'm not the sexy pick or whatever you want. But I still feel I can personally bring a lot of value to a team. So, if I get a chance to compete out there, I plan to bring everything that I've got."

    He added that he doesn't have one particular skill that sets him apart, but he is a good all-around player.

    "I'm definitely not trying to trick anybody and I'm definitely not trying to be anything that I'm not," Cunningham said. "When I describe what kind of player I am, I wasn't gifted with unbelievable pop or blazing speed. I pride myself on doing the little things. From what I've heard, I'm the kind of player that the more you see me, the more you like me."


     
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