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preseason training during the spring

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Dodgers manager Joe Torre said before Monday's split- squad Cactus League games - losses of 10-8 to the Oakland A's at Phoenix Municipal Stadium and 4-3 in 10 innings to the Seattle Mariners in Peoria - that Ramirez isn't in danger of missing too much time before the start of the regular season April 6.
That proposal included a very unpopular plan within MLB to levy a "Cubs tax" of 8% on all Cactus League games.
After watching him pitch well in a morning "B" game and an actual Cactus League appearance this spring, Torre and Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti decided to promote right-hander Josh Lindblom to big-league camp.
Tourism tax revenues will be deposited into the tourism revenue clearing account and distributed in priority order to debt service on up to $165 million of senior bonds issued for the multipurpose facility, the Arizona Office of Tourism, debt service on subordinate lien bonds, other designated amounts for Cactus League purposes, youth and amateur sports, the authority operating budget, reserves for youth and amateur sports, an operating reserve, and a capital repair and replacement reserve.
The Cactus League opener will be on Wednesday, March 3rd, when the San Francisco Giants will play against the Seattle Mariners in Peoria , Arizona .
Although Jones got off to a slow start in the Cactus League, he has now raised his average to .
These teams are among the nine teams that train in Greater Phoenix each March during Cactus League Spring Training.
SportsWorld Tours has put together a variety of cactus league travel packages that let fans sneak preview their favorite teams while enjoying the great attractions of the Southwest.
Prior to the Indians move to FLA, there had been an extended period of stability in the Cactus League with the same eight franchises comprising the circuit.
During the late innings of Sunday's Cactus League game, a 9-4 loss to the Chicago White Sox in front of 8,329 at the Ballpark, as one Dodgers left-hander after another was jogging in from the bullpen, getting blown up and trudging dejectedly off to the clubhouse, shaggy haired West Virginian and famed Joe Beimel fan Troy Sexton led a small section of the stands in an angry chant.
The Phoenix region this winter season also hosts the Fiesta and Insight Bowls, the Rock n' Roll Marathon and 1/2 marathon Run, the FBR Phoenix Open, the Barrett Jackson Classic Auto Auction, a NASCAR race and the Cactus League spring training games when 9 teams base out of Greater Phoenix.
The seven parks are within driving distance to each other for the fans to see most of the 10 team rosters that make up the Cactus League.
Ellis was in spring training, continuing to get more playing time in the Cactus League than he ever could have hoped for.
Arizona Cactus League will provide subscribers a daily in-depth run-down of news coming out of Arizona's 12 Major League Baseball spring training camps.
Ramirez, who while twisting in the wind these past four months apparently hadn't found time to look at a Cactus League schedule, suggested to manager Joe Torre that next Wednesday might be a good time for him to make his second Dodgers debut after re-signing with the club earlier this week two years and $45 million.