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Cabrera, Martinez get first swings of spring

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 LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Detroit sluggers Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez welcomed their first Grapefruit League at-bats of the season. Cabrera, who had offseason surgery to remove a bone spur from his right ankle and repair a stress fracture in his right foot, went 1 for 3 with a single and two strikeouts in a split-squad tie game against the Nationals. "I was restless," he said. "It was like taking a long vacation." Martinez, the 2014 AL MVP runner-up who had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee in February, was hitless in the split-squad loss to Atlanta. "It feels great to get the first one out of the way," he said. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said the odds of Cabrera being ready for opening day were better than 50-50.

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