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Padres' Jarred Cosart hopes to honor Jose Fernandez this year

The last two years of Jarred Cosart's career served a reminder that, for all its benefits, life in the major leagues can be unforgiving. On the mound, he was largely unable to replicate the success he experienced early in his career. Recurring blisters followed him as he moved from one coast to another. Just hours after he exited a game with elbow inflammation, a close friend died.

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Rusty Kuntz on how retrieving a beach ball led to a great catch

Royals first-base coach Rusty Kuntz shared several baseball stories with Lee Judge of the Judging the Royals blog during spring training. Here is one of them: When Kuntz was an outfielder for the Chicago White Sox, he went to grab a beach ball that fell on the field at old Comiskey Park. Even though he forgot to call timeout, it wound up being the right move. Video by John Sleezer, jsleezer@kcstar.com
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Rusty Kuntz on how retrieving a beach ball led to a great catch 1:43

Rusty Kuntz on how retrieving a beach ball led to a great catch

A's manager Bob Melvin assesses strong debut by rookie pitcher Sean Manaea 1:38

A's manager Bob Melvin assesses strong debut by rookie pitcher Sean Manaea

Five questions facing the Oakland A’s 2:41

Five questions facing the Oakland A’s

Five questions facing the San Francisco Giants 2:22

Five questions facing the San Francisco Giants