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His last outing convinced him. Something was terribly wrong. History shows that on June 1, 2011, right-hander Jon Garland produced a quality start for the Los Angeles Dodgers against the Colorado Rockies. But almost immediately after leaving the mound, reality struck. "I ended up going inside and saying, 'Look, I can't do this to myself. I can't do this to this team,' " Garland recalled Sunday night. "When I was on the field, I was starting to anticipate the pain. If you're anticipating the pain, your mind is not even there." Garland needed shoulder surgery, the worst kind of surgery for a pitcher, surgery that sidelined him for the rest of 2011 and all of 2012. But now, more than 20 months later, he is on the verge of completing a minor-league contract with the Seattle Mariners -- and maybe regaining his place in the game. Pitchers and catchers report this week to Florida and Arizona, all with their own stories, their own hopes. We will ...
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