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Diabetes new obstacle for determined All-Star Young

Updated: March 5, 2008, 8:06 PM ET
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Dmitri Young's remarkable turnaround from personal and legal problems might have been the feel-good story of the 2007 baseball season, which crested with his All-Star selection, a new contract and an award as the NL's Comeback Player of the Year.

The Washington Nationals first baseman, though, faces a fresh set of challenges in 2008. A diabetic, Young weighed 298 pounds when he reported to camp in February. He's missed the past five days because of a strained muscle in his side, and ...

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