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"I feel good physically," Wright said. "It would have been nice to have maybe a few more at-bats toward the end, but I didn’t have that luxury."

On Tuesday, there are two more openers — Baltimore at Tampa Bay, and Cleveland at revamped Toronto.

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All 30 teams will pay tribute to the 20 children and six adults killed last December at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Players, managers, coaches and umpires will wear a memorial patch through Tuesday that includes the seal of Newtown, a black ribbon and 26 stars, and there will be a moment of silence at each stadium.

Seven weeks after teams broke out the bats and balls, players seemed ready to get going.

"I’m really prepared. Well, finally spring training is over, it was a long one," Seattle ace Felix Hernandez said Sunday, a day before his start in Oakland. "It’s another season. We’re a different team. It’s always special, opening day, not for me but for all the guys," he said.




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