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MLB: NL East teams at the start of spring training
First Published Feb 12 2014 11:07 am • Last Updated Feb 25 2014 04:39 pm

A team-by-team look at the National League East entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad:

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Atlanta Braves

Manager: Fredi Gonzalez (fourth season).

2013: 96-66, first place, lost to Dodgers in division series.

Training Town: Kissimmee, Fla.

Park: Champion Stadium.

First Workout: Feb. 14/19.

He’s Here: RHP Gavin Floyd, C Ryan Doumit, 1B Mat Gamel, 2B Tyler Greene.

He’s Outta Here: RHP Tim Hudson, C Brian McCann, LHP Paul Maholm, LHP Eric O’Flaherty, SS Paul Janish, 2B Elliot Johnson, RHP Cristhian Martinez, LHP Sean Gilmartin.


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Going campin’: Dan Uggla and B.J. Upton, a pair of high-priced players who hit below .200 and lost their starting jobs in 2013, will be in the spotlight this spring. Upton batted .184 but is expected to begin the season back in center field. Uggla has two years and $26 million remaining on his contract, but his status at 2B is less certain after he hit .179 — his third straight season under .240. Tommy La Stella is a young player to watch in the second base competition. Evan Gattis, who hit 21 homers as a rookie, replaces McCann, a seven-time All-Star, as the starting catcher. Gattis also played LF and 1B in 2013 and must show he can handle the everyday job behind the plate. RHP Brandon Beachy could boost the rotation by showing he has fully recovered from elbow ligament-replacement surgery and a follow-up procedure to clean up the elbow. LHP Alex Wood and RHP Freddy Garcia will lead the competition for the final spot in the rotation.

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Washington Nationals

Manager: Matt Williams (first season).

2013: 86-76, second place.

Training Town: Viera, Fla.

Park: Space Coast Stadium.

First Workout: Feb. 15/20.

He’s Here: RHP Doug Fister, OF Nate McLouth, LHP Jerry Blevins, INF Jamey Carroll, RHP Luis Ayala, C Chris Snyder, C Koyie Hill, RHP Manny Delcarmen.

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