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Howard won't set timetable for return
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Ryan Howard tapped both sides of the carpet home plate and looked at Ryne Sandberg. The Hall of Famer threw a batting practice fastball to Howard at Bright House Field and the slugger swung. The ball bounced off a 2008 World Champions banner in right field, but everyone around the cage was focused on Howard's left ankle.