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78: The highest number seen on the back of a player in Pirate City, worn by Omir Santos, the former Cleveland catcher signed to a Minor League contract.

"This year, I'll be better." -- Starling Marte, a finalist for the National League Gold Glove for left fielders, on missing out on the award that went to Colorado's Carlos Gonzalez.

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