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Link Dump 3/7: RIP Kirby Puckett

Kirby Puckett died yesterday at the age of 45.

Various tributes:
Jayson Stark
Jim Caple
Tim Kurkjian

And MLB.com's tribute page, with plenty of links.

In order to reduce the number of positive drug tests, teams will start selling approved supplements to players.

Kirk Rueter retires after thirteen seasons.

Our old friend, Mark Redman (now on the Royals), had arthroscopic knee surgery yesterday. No word on when he will return.

Team USA vs. Team Mexico today, 1 p.m. PT, ESPN2. Jake Peavy vs. Rodrigo Lopez. John Shea reports on Team USA's outlook.

And as for the A's:

Urban's mailbag. Nothing terribly interesting in this one.

The A's lost 12-3 to the Cubs yesterday. Good thing spring training doesn't matter, because we all know we don't want to continue in this pattern:

The A's gave up four home runs and hit one themselves. ... They also left 15 runners on base.

Slusser on Saarloos.

Thomas took BP yesterday, and he's still alive. Hooray!

Also in that article:

Bobby Crosby was sent home with a minor eye infection; he was scheduled for two days off, anyway. There's a good chance he'll play in the field this week.

Why does that not sound very promising?

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