"Our hearts were definitely heavy for him," Porter said. "We know it's weighing on him, but we're extremely impressed with how professional he's been through the whole process. Just shows what quality of a guy he is."
• One of Springer's batting practice home runs appeared to reach the rail tracks high above the left-field stands, where a train full of oranges would move if he hit a home run during the game.
Chris Abshire is a contributor to MLB.com.
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