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Come for the spring training links, stay for Kate Upton

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Daniel Bard kept the rib that was removed during his thoracic outlet surgery, and plans to enchant it to create an Amulet of Run Prevention +1.

Anthony Andro says that it will be hard for Darvish to improve upon his 2013 campaign.

To those that thought the stoic Yu Darvish is a little too colorful in interviews, congratulations, he's probably going back to boring cliches and non-statements.

Whatever the question, says Ron Washington, situational hitting is always the answer.

Tanner Scheppers and Matt Harrison were scratched from throwing drills yesterday because of back spasms and a stiff neck, respectively.

Jucikson Profar has suffered a setback in his rehab.

Yu Darvish was sharp in his first live batting practice session.

T.R. Sullivan's notes column discusses the Yu Darvish brouhaha and Jurickson Profar's trick shoulder.

Evan Grant says that while Yu Darvish was joking about Tanaka, he did say something that ought to scare ML hitters: he is not actually right handed.

Here's five things that Evan Grant thinks he's thinking from Surprise.

Forget throwing towels and footballs, Martin Perez says he got where he is today by throwing rocks at iguanas.

David Schoenfield takes a look at the projected lineups in the AL West.

Robbie Ross is working on his changeup and also observes that winter ball sucks.

Jurickson Profar is still suffering lingering discomfort in his shoulder, and here's a whole post about injuries if you're into that sort of thing.

Speaking of injuries, Mike Maddux watched Colby Lewis throw three pitches and said he's coming down the mound with force, and Colby said he didn't experience any hip soreness.

Finally, nothing is sexier than Kate Upton achieving "weightlessness" through parabolic flight in an astronaut training exercise known as the Vomit Comet.