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Leake (abdomen) pitched two innings in his spring training debut Friday, allowing one run on two hits while striking out one. "Luckily, I got into a couple of full counts so I could get more pitches," Leake said.
Middlebrooks has made a goal in training camp to work on his approach against offspeed pitches, the Providence Journal reports. According to Brooks Baseball, Middlebrooks has hit just .167 against changeups and .205 off sliders in his two big-league seasons.
Tate said his ribs are fine as he prepares for the beginning of free agency next week, the Houston Chronicle reports. Tate played through a rib injury for several weeks before eventually being placed on injured reserve late in the season.