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Jesse Rogers / ESPN:
MLB players add see-through pants to concerns with new uniforms  —  PHOENIX — Add the potential of see-through pants to the growing list of complaints regarding new MLB uniforms set to be used this season.  —  With spring training games beginning, the Major League Baseball Players Association …
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
If not Masyn Winn, who?  Cardinals discuss shortstop depth, whether there's enough: Cardinals Extra  —  Video by Allie Schallert, aschallert@post-dispatch.com  —  JUPITER, Fla. — When it comes to their starting shortstop, the Cardinals have not hidden their intentions or even tried to change …
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Wall Street Journal:
Major League Baseball's Wardrobe Malfunction  —  The league unveiled new uniforms for this season that were supposed to blend cutting-edge tech with fashion.  Instead, they've generated widespread backlash—and some rather embarrassing images.  —  Major League Baseball had grand ambitions …
Discussion: New York Post
Rob Longley / Toronto Sun:
Blue Jays need the best of George Springer in fourth year of mega contract  —  DUNEDIN — As much as the highest-paid player on a team can find himself in such a place, it's almost as if George Springer has slipped under the radar in the early days of spring training.  —  STORY CONTINUES BELOW
Discussion: Toronto Star and Bluebird Banter
Clay Bailey / Associated Press:
Clippers |  Kawhi Leonard, Terance Mann help Clippers hold off Grizzlies  —  Leonard scores 24 points, Terance Mann has a season-high 23 points and 12 rebounds and the Clippers grab the lead for good with 1:35 left to cap a 101-95 road win  —  MEMPHIS, Tenn. — On the second night …
Pete Caldera / USA Today:
Yankees' Alex Verdugo responds to scorching comments from ex-Red Sox star Jonathan Papelbon  —  TAMPA.  Fla. − At his introductory New York Yankees press event in December, Alex Verdugo praised manager Aaron Boone's “fire” and “fight” for his players.
Jesse Rogers / ESPN:
Tim Anderson, Marlins agree to 1-year, $5M deal, sources say  —  Shortstop Tim Anderson and the Miami Marlins are in agreement on a one-year, $5 million contract, sources told ESPN on Thursday.  —  Anderson, 30, joins Miami following a season to forget in 2023.
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
Sources: Pirates, Mitch Keller agree to five-year extension  —  Right-hander Mitch Keller and the Pittsburgh Pirates are in agreement on a five-year, $77 million contract extension, sources tell ESPN, locking up another young core player as the team continues to try to return to the postseason for the first time in nearly a decade.
ESPN:
Eric Hosmer, one-time All-Star with Royals, announces retirement  —  Eric Hosmer, a four-time Gold Glove winner who helped lead the Kansas City Royals to the 2015 World Series title, announced his retirement Wednesday.  —  Hosmer, 34, made the announcement on social media while promoting …
Cincinnati.com:
How Cincinnati Reds keeping ‘door open’ for Joey Votto when impact mentor done playing  —  Gordon Wittenmyer Charlie GoldsmithCincinnati Enquirer  —  GOODYEAR, Arizona —Joey Votto is gone, but certainly not forgotten by former teammates in the first Cincinnati Reds spring training of any of their lives without with him.
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Marc Topkin / Tampa Bay Times:
Rays add to infield options, sign Amed Rosario and Yu Chang  —  PORT CHARLOTTE — The Rays added to their abundant mix of infielders on Tuesday, signing Amed Rosario to a $1.5 million major-league contract after earlier signing Yu Chang to a minor-league deal.
 
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