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February 10, 2013

Shifting players in spring focus

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NORMAN —

Who did what will take months to sort out, perhaps years. Teams are more focused on the now.

The Atlanta Braves, minus retired star Chipper Jones, were busy this winter bringing in brothers B.J. and Justin Upton to play alongside each other in a stacked outfield.

The Washington Nationals, who brought postseason baseball to the nation’s capital last year for the first time since 1933, look primed for a run at the World Series. They re-signed Adam LaRoche and added Dan Haren, Denard Span and Rafael Soriano to a deep and talented roster highlighted by young phenoms Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper.

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