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Entering his sixth season, Harper — like his red rubber ball — seemed to be all over the place.

Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper answers questions from the media at spring training baseball at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (Michael Ares/Palm Beach Post via AP)

Pitchers and catchers start spring training at the new West Palm Beach facility

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