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FSU’s Winston bats vs. Yankees

on February 27, 2014 10:40 AM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston had a chance to play against the best in baseball, too.

Florida State’s quarterback in the fall, Winston entered the Seminoles’ exhibition game against the New York Yankees on Tuesday in the fifth inning as the left fielder. He then grounded out to second base in the sixth inning while facing minor leaguer Shane Greene.

Winston took two called strikes from Greene before getting a loud cheer when he shattered his bat on a grounder that went foul. On the next pitch, Winston hit a groundball to second.

The 6-foot-4, 230 pound sophomore has allowed one hit over four scoreless innings in three games as the Seminoles’ closer this season.

He played in the field twice previously this year, getting a hit in his lone at-bat.

NHL

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have had discussions to lift the interim tag from coach Ted Nolan’s title. Goalie Ryan Miller’s future in Buffalo beyond next week appears less certain.

That’s the update general manager Tim Murray provided during a news conference before the Sabres’ 3-2 win against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Murray revealed he’s had discussions with Nolan about keeping him on as the team’s full-time coach beyond this season. Following the game, Nolan declined to shed further light on the status of talks when informed of Murray’s’ comments.

As for Miller, Murray said he’s shopping the star goalie with the intention of trading him before the NHL’s trade deadline on March 5.

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