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Right-hander Stephen Strasburg will get the Opening Day start for the Washington Nationals, manager Dusty Baker announced Sunday. Washington opens the season on April 3 at Nationals Park against the Miami Marlins. It will be the 28-year-old Strasburg's fourth Opening Day start but his first since 2014.

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Home runs remain a problem for Marlins' Chen (The Associated Press)

The same issue that plagued Wei-Yin Chen during his first season with the Miami Marlins continues to trouble him. Chen allowed two more homers in Miami's 3-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday. The solo shots for Yadier Molina and Dexter Fowler made it six homers allowed by the left-hander during spring training.

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Mets' Matz has tender elbow, status for opener uncertain (The Associated Press)

New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz has been scratched from his next start because of tenderness in his left elbow, putting his status for opening day in doubt. ''There's a little irritation, and he's got to work that out,'' Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Sunday. While Matz hasn't been sent for an MRI, Alderson said the ailment is troubling because the 25-year-old has often been slowed during his two seasons with the Mets.

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Jones back with Orioles after winning World Baseball Classic (The Associated Press)

Adam Jones provided perhaps the best highlight of the World Baseball Classic, when he took a home run away from Manny Machado with a spectacular catch in center field.

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Royal Returns: KC's Duffy, Perez back in Cactus League (The Associated Press)

Danny Duffy stepped off the big stage and back into spring training.

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FANTASY PLAYS: Spring performances that should concern you (The Associated Press)

Sometimes fantasy baseball owners overrate spring training performances, both jumping on the good and overreacting to the bad. Here are some spring performances that should have you concerned with the MLB season nearly here. There were plenty of concerns with Carter's value even before the Yankees announced that Greg Bird would be the starting first baseman.

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Syndergaard-D'Arnaud can't stop stolen bases (The Associated Press)

The Houston Astros demonstrated Friday what the rest of the league knows and the Mets realize themselves, but haven't been able to fix. Teams can run successfully on the battery of opening-day pitcher Noah Syndergaard and catcher Travis d'Arnaud - almost seemingly at will. The Astros were a perfect 4 for 4 in stolen bases at First Data Field in the right-hander's fourth start of the spring: three by Derek Fisher, the other by fellow outfielder Jake Marisnick.

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The Cubs curbed their curse – who's next to douse a drought? (The Associated Press)

Now that the Cubs have broken baseball's oldest curse, who's next?

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BASEBALL 2017: Key dates for the upcoming season (The Associated Press)

It's almost time again. From opening day to a couple of potentially big games in September, here are a handful of dates to mark on the calendar:

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Zack Greinke has solid start against Cubs (The Associated Press)

Zack Greinke has one more spring start before he embarks on what he hopes is a bounce-back season for him and the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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