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FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2015








Major league home run leader Nelson Cruz, who hit 40 for Baltimore in 2014, has signed to a four-year deal with Seattle. (Associated Press)

Cruz's power carries hope ... and trepidation

A GRIP ON SPORTS • This time of year it's easy to look out the back window and see plants beginning to bloom. It's an annual symbol of rebirth, of hope. Personally, it doesn't compare in the hope category to watching Nelson Cruz launch a hanging breaking-ball about 400 feet down the left-field line. Read on.

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