Found February 21, 2012 on Unathletic:

The boys of summer are baaack! The 2012 version of MLB Spring Training is now in full-force. You see new faces in you places, and some old faces that are happy to be back playing ball again.

It’s nice to see Buster Posey and Adam Wainwright back in uniform. We’re going to have to come up with some predictions for 2012 by the end of this week.

For now, hit the jump and enjoy the pictures from Spring Training..

Reds Spring Baseball Tim Lincecum, Buster Posey Bronson Arroyo Reds Spring Baseball Koji Uehara Jonathan Sanchez, Jokim Soria Mike Matheny Charlie Morton Brian Wilson Buster Posey Jake Westbrook, Jaime Garcia Junichi Tazawa Adam Wainwright Josh Beckett Adam Wainwright Phillies Spring Baseball


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Posey instructed not to block home plate

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2012 Fantasy Baseball Draft Kit Sneak Peek: Targeting 2011’s Injury Sob Stories

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