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Kendrick talked tough by saying that the club won't pay Grimsley the remainder of his $825,000 salary, but it likely will have to. The Diamondbacks goofed by granting Grimsley's wish to be released (in which case guaranteed contracts are paid) rather than putting him on the restricted list. But give credit to Kendrick for saying that Grimsley did "no less than steal from us." It's about time someone in a sport chock full of enablers claimed the high ground.
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? Back from a shoulder injury, Cubs ace Mark Prior made a disastrous season debut against the Tigers on Sunday, giving up eight runs in 32/3 innings. This week should also mark the return of the Astros' Roger Clemens (retirement), the Blue Jays' A.J. Burnett (elbow) and the Pirates' Kip Wells (blood clot).
? Congratulations to Donald Hall, the country's newly named poet laureate and the first among the 14 honorees to have made a guest spring training appearance (with the 1973 Pirates).