February 22, 2024, spring training notebook: Contreras looks sharp, Johnson turning heads

Wednesday was a good day to get a look at some of the Pittsburgh Pirates' top pitching talent including Roasny Contreras, Paul Skenes, and Aroldis Chapman.

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NOTES FROM AROUND THE LEAGUE

Long-time Major League first baseman Eric Hosmer is hanging up the cleats. The former Kansas City Royal, San Diego Padre, Boston Red Sox, and Chicago Cub spent 13 years in the MLB, recording a career slash of .276/.335/.427 with 198 career home runs and 893 RBI. Hosmer was a four-time Gold Glove Award winner, a one-time All-Star, and helped lead the Royals to a pair of American League titles and a World Series title in 2015. He announced his decision via X on Wednesday and in the process will be launching a new media project, MoonBall Media.

In the National League East, the New York Mets are hoping for the best as ace Kodai Senga is dealing with some "arm fatigue" according to their manager Carlos Mendoza. The Mets have not ruled out the possibility of Senga getting an MRI in the future. In his first season in Major League Baseball, Senga posted a 12-7 record with a 2.98 ERA in 166.1 innings pitched.

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