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David Sabino
March 08, 2004
Training Days
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March 08, 2004

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Training Days

Spring Roll
When the Cardinals' camp opened in Jupiter, Fla., outfielder Reggie Sanders reported to his seventh team in seven years at his seventh different training site. What active player has reported to the same site as a major leaguer with one team for the most consecutive seasons?

a. Craig Biggio
b. John Franco
c. Barry Larkin
d. Tim Salmon

Carpe Diem
In spring training, teams often employ players on minor league contracts (nonroster invitees) hoping they'll earn their way onto the 40-man roster or showcase their skills and gain trade value. Last season one nonroster player did more than just earn a job, he nearly won a Cy Young Award. Who was it?

This Week's Matchup
Former stars are often invited to spring training as special instructors to tutor players. Pair these ex-major leaguers with the team they're working with this spring.

1. Will Clark a. Cardinals
2. Rich Gossage b. Phillies
3. Bret Saberhagen c. Rockies
4. John Wetteland d. Rangers

Call to Order
Place these 2003 home run leaders in order of the number of homers they hit during last year's spring training.

a. Barry Bonds
b. Carlos Delgado
c. Alex Rodriguez
d. Jim Thome