Manny quiet, Montero shaken up in spring opener

Seattle Mariners' Jesus Montero gives directions during the

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Seattle Mariners' Jesus Montero gives directions during the third inning of a spring training game. (March 2, 2012) (Credit: AP)

PHOENIX — Manny Ramirez saw just three pitches and took two swings in his Oakland debut. He never got the ball out of the infield. Still, just being there seemed enough for now.

“I feel good,” he said afterward. “I make contact.”

Then he laughed and laughed.

The suspended slugger grounded into a double play and bounced out in the Athletics’ 8-5 loss to the Seattle Mariners...

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