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Marlins’ Martin Prado likely to miss opener with hamstring injury

Miami Marlins third baseman Martin Prado is expected to miss the start of the regular season after straining his right hamstring Wednesday at the World Baseball Classic. Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier was scratched from a scheduled start Sunday because of back stiffness and will have an MRI exam Monday, the Los Angeles Times reported. The newspaper also reported that left-hander Julio Urias is sidelined because of strep throat, damaging his chances to open the season in Los Angeles’ rotation. ... Former Dodgers and Mariners closer Brandon League, out of the majors since 2014 because of shoulder problems, was released by the Royals, the Kansas City Star reported.

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