Keys to Preventing Injuries in the Early Weeks of Spring Training Camp, Games

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Keys to Preventing Injuries in the Early Weeks of Spring Training Camp, Games
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Proper stretching is essential in the early weeks of spring training.

A new season brings new beginnings; spring training welcomes spring renewal.

With Monday and Tuesday being the official reporting dates for many pitchers and catchers, players are hoping to get off to a fast start to the 2013 season.

However, those winter days of lounging in pajamas can sometimes hinder a player's ability to muscle through spring training unscathed. Sore joints, pulled ligaments and freak injuries have become familiarities during the early weeks of the baseball season.

There are a few basic steps that ballplayers can take to avoid an unfortunate setback. Let's take a look.

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