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Two days of workouts involving pitchers and catchers (and more than a few position players, as it turns out) and we are two days closer to Opening Day. Kudos to Tuffy Gosewisch, who has lived up to his nickname by reporting and (apparently) being a full participant in workouts.

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Tuffy Gosewisch catching? Didn't expect to see that in late-May last year.
Tuffy Gosewisch catching? Didn't expect to see that in late-May last year.
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