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Look who's back: Puig (hammy) returns
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After sitting out the Dodgers' series finale against the Rockies on Sunday due to a hamstring injury, Yasiel Puig will return to the starting lineup. Puig enters tonight's series opener against the Giants hitting .267 with 2 homers and 4 RBI.

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Hamilton to extended spring 'this week'
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Angels manager Mike Scioscia revealed Josh Hamilton, who reported a substance abuse relapse in February, will report to extended spring training "this week."

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San Fran votes to ban chewing tobacco

The city of San Francisco moved a step closer to banning chewing tobacco from sports playing fields in the city, including AT&T Park, with a unanimous vote by its Board of Supervisors today. If the board votes to approve the ordinance next week, it would take effect Jan. 1.

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Jesse Rogers @ESPNChiCubs

Bryant's last 3 AB's...3 Hits, 4 RBI out of 6 Runs the Cubs have scored. (And he scored 1 of the other ones)

Is Padres' offseason spending paying off?
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Eduardo Perez: "Only time will tell. I'll tell you right now, it looks pretty good on paper. The team has really hit. And that has been, not a surprise because of the names, but a surprise on the way they've done it in that ballpark."

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Former big prospects now in the bigs
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With Addison Russell being called up to play 2B, all of the Cubs infielders are 25 or younger. No team has started an entire infield of players 25 or younger this early in the season since the '03 Tigers, who finished 43-119.

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Gordon Edes @GordonEdes

John Tumpane, who ejected Ortiz on Sunday, is working first base here Tuesday night. He would have plate Wed if they stick to rotation