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12:05 AM ET, February 27, 2017


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Erik Boland / Newsday:
Yankees' Gleyber Torres begins exhibition season with pair of doubles  —  CLEARWATER, Fla. — The hype machine that has been whirring around Gleyber Torres since he was 16 isn't likely to stop anytime soon.  —  The 20-year-old shortstop, the crown jewel of the prospect haul brought …
Mike Mazzeo / New York Daily News:
Baby Bombers have blast in Yankees spring training opener  —  TAMPA − The youth movement was on full display Friday at The Boss.  —  Didi Gregorius, Aaron Judge and Kyle Higashioka all homered for the Yankees in their spring training opener, a 9-4 victory over the Phillies at Steinbrenner Field.
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley
Jenifer Langosch /
Jose Adolis Garcia was MVP of Cuba's Serie Nacional  —  JUPITER, Fla. — The Cardinals, who hoped to enhance their outfield depth before the start of the season, have found another candidate to compete for a job as one of the team's backup outfielders.  —  Cuban outfielder Jose Adolis Garcia …
Discussion: The Crawfish Boxes
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Cardinals Sign Jose Adolis Garcia  —  The Cardinals have announced the signing of Cuban free agent Jose Adolis Garcia.  The outfielder will receive an invitation to MLB camp on the minor-league deal.  He'll receive a $2.5MM bonus, per's Jesse Sanchez (via Twitter).
Tyler Kepner / New York Times:
With Each Hit, Rockies' D.J. LeMahieu Shows Cubs' Epstein What He Gave Up On  —  SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — As he watched the World Series last fall, D. J. LeMahieu did not feel much of anything.  Before he won a Gold Glove, started an All-Star Game and captured a batting title as the second baseman …
Discussion: FanRag Sports
Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Rangers expect Hamilton to have procedure on knee  —  SURPRISE, ARIZ.  —  Josh Hamilton is headed back to Houston to see his orthopedist, and the Texas Rangers expect that the former league MVP will have arthroscopic surgery Monday on his left knee.  —  Assistant general manager Mike Daly …
Discussion: Yahoo Sports
Have we seen a new Billy Hamilton?  —  The Reds and Giants opened Cactus League play on Feb. 24, 2017, at Scottsdale Stadium in Scottsdale, Ariz. Wochit  —  GOODYEAR, Ariz. - It clicked in Billy Hamilton's mind as soon as he heard it.  —  Thursday the Reds' center fielder went to a chiropractor …
Discussion: Redleg Nation
Zach Buchanan /
Shoulder soreness forces Dilson Herrera from WBC
Tegna / KING-TV:
Mariners win Cactus League opener, 13-3 over Padres  —  Mariners beat the Padres in the Cactus League opener, 13-3. … The Mariners started their Cactus League schedule on the right foot.  They blast the Padres, 13-3.  —  Nelson Cruz got things going in the first with a three-run home run.
Discussion: Lookout Landing
Franco lumbers to an inside-the-park home run  —  CLEARWATER, Fla. - Maikel Franco is not a fast man.  He runs like a catcher, but that is fine because the Phillies pay him to hit baseballs far distances.  That is why, as Franco entered the Phillies clubhouse Saturday afternoon, his teammates laughed.
Discussion: The Good Phight
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Royals know the deal: Win now, or say goodbye  —  SURPRISE, Ariz. - The Kansas City Royals talk about it, but only when asked.  —  They think about it, but only when it's brought to their attention.  —  They grasp the significance of it, but refuse to let it distract them.
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Michael David Smith / ProFootballTalk:
Ravens' Matt Elam arrested on drug charges  —  Ravens safety Matt Elam has been arrested on drug charges in Miami.  —  According to Miami-Dade police records, Elam was booked at 3:45 a.m. today on charges of possession of more than 20 grams of cannabis, possession of cannabis with the intent …
Connor Hughes / New York Jets Fan Blog:
Chiefs' Alex Smith the perfect fit for Jets, says Boomer Esiason  —  LITTLE FALLS — The Jets aren't going into next season with just Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg at quarterback.  They're going to add a veteran to the mix.  Potentially, a proven starter.
Discussion: FanRag Sports
Hartford Courant:
FBI Launches Probe Into Dunkin' Donuts Park Project  —  Federal criminal investigators have launched an investigation into the problem-plagued construction of the Dunkin' Donuts Park, the long-awaited home of the Hartford Yard Goats minor league baseball team, multiple sources have confirmed.
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