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Baseball notes: Players concerned about Puerto Rico trip

Baseball notes: Players concerned about Puerto Rico trip

Players from the Miami Marlins and Pittsburgh Pirates have expressed concerns about their two-game series next month in Puerto Rico because of the Zika virus.

Officials with Major League Baseball, the Marlins and Pirates expect the games to be played as scheduled May 30-31, they said Thursday. But the teams, MLB and the players' union are continuing discussions about the series, and union head Tony Clark described the health and safety concerns as serious.

"We recognize the importance of the trip," Marlins pitcher Craig Breslow said. "But at the same time, our health and the health of our families is...

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