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Gov. Rick Scott visits spring training Detroit Tigers in Lakeland

10:52 AM, Feb 27, 2013   |    comments
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Lakeland, Florida (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott is spending the day at the park. The ball park.

Scott is holding a work day Wednesday at a Lakeland baseball stadium that is the spring training home for the American League champion Detroit Tigers.

The governor is scheduled to work with the grounds crew, hand out programs and sell concessions to baseball fans.

This year marks the 125th anniversary of spring training in Florida. There are currently 15 Major League Baseball teams training in the state.

But the state has been in a battle in recent years to keep teams from relocating to Arizona.

Scott is supposed to make an announcement during his work day regarding funding related to spring training. The state several years ago set aside money to renovate spring training parks.

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