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ATLANTA For a backup catcher, Hector Sanchez hasexperienced a full measure of foul tips, collisions, shots off the mask andother contusion-creating mishaps behind the plate.


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Clay Hensley had a grueling inning Sunday.A couple balls were kicked behind him. He threw a lot of pitches. His heartrate was elevated.

He was prepared for all of it.


MESA, Ariz. Angel Villalona still doesnt have his workvisa to travel to the United States. If and when he arrives, hell find alocker waiting for him in minor league camp.


The As released backup catcher Landon Powell, trimming their roster to 58 active players.