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8:20 PM ET, February 13, 2018


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Associated Press:
Matt Kemp: ‘I love being back’ with the Dodgers  —  GLENDALE, Ariz. — Matt Kemp arrived early Tuesday to a Dodgers clubhouse he already knows and to a team he believes he can help win the World Series — if he gets the chance to stick around.  —  Kemp, back in the Dodgers spring-training complex …
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Jesse RogersESPN / ESPN:
Theo Epstein: World Series issues helped Cubs land Yu Darvish  —  MESA, Ariz. — Chicago Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish's World Series struggles last October may have actually helped his new team in its pursuit of the righty, which ended officially on Tuesday when he signed for six years and $126 million.
Clayton Kershaw to start record 8th Dodgers opener
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Clayton Kershaw to start record 8th opener for Dodgers
Discussion: True Blue LA
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:   Anthony Rizzo, Justin Grimm see Yu Darvish as a natural fit with Cubs
Jerry CrasnickESPN Senior / ESPN:
Shohei Ohtani's main impact will come as a pitcher, Mike Scioscia says  —  TEMPE, Ariz. — Shohei Ohtani is quickly discovering how his every move at Los Angeles Angels' camp will be scrutinized this spring.  About 50 Japanese media members gathered at the entrance of the player parking lot …
Dave Clark /
Reds' meetings with Cozart, Angels not on TV schedule
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
Dave Clark /   Hanigan, Indians reach minor-league deal, per report
John Harper / New York Daily News:
Aaron Boone is already bringing a Joe Torre-like touch to Yankees  —  TAMPA — Not that there was much doubt, but on his first day in a Yankee uniform, Aaron Boone left the distinct impression that he will be much more like Joe Torre than Joe Girardi.  —  In fact, to hear the new manager talk …
Mike Mazzeo / New York Daily News:
Aaron Boone previews ‘surreal’ Yankees spring training: ‘The hunger in these guys is real’  —  TAMPA — Aaron Boone is already enjoying being at spring training as the first-year manager of the Yankees.  —  “It was a bit surreal,” Boone said on Tuesday.  —  Boone discussed his plan for the spring.
Mike Mazzeo / New York Daily News:
Gary Sanchez and Dellin Betances know they have a lot to prove to Yankees in 2018  —  TAMPA — When it comes to Yankee players with something to prove heading into 2018, Dellin Betances and Gary Sanchez are right at the top of the list.  —  And with expectations sky-high for this edition …
Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Molina moves up on Musial, Gibson  —  JUPITER, Fla.  • Yadier Molina walked into a Cardinals' spring training clubhouse for the 15th consecutive February on Tuesday.  “Time flies, huh?' he mused.  —  No Cardinal other than Stanley Frank Musial and Robert (no middle name) …
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Gregerson sees closing as an opportunity, not a promise given him  —  JUPITER, Fla.  • The man who would be closer for the St. Louis Cardinals sees the ninth inning a lot like the team will coming into the season.  —  It's a collaborative effort, a co-op, not something he was deeded.
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
All eyes on jobless camp as MLB spring training opens: ‘Not one player wants to be there’
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:
Starless Detroit Tigers report to spring training with less fanfare  —  A look at three key MLB free agents still looking for contracts as of Feb. 11.  Video by Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press.  Wochit  —  CONNECT  —  LAKELAND, Fla. — After four long winter months, the Detroit Tigers played catch on Tuesday.
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:
Detroit Tigers pitchers and catchers report to spring training today
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Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:   Submit questions for Detroit Tigers live chat with Anthony Fenech at 2 p.m.!
Scott LauberESPN / ESPN:
David Price says he wants to move on from last season's mistakes  —  FORT MYERS, Fla. — Above all else, David Price needs to stay healthy and pitch well this season.  But his image could use a good cleansing, too.  —  And so, as he began his third spring training with the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday …
Scott LauberESPN / ESPN:
Inside the Red Sox rotation: Five pitchers, five issues for 2018
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Cardinals to sign Norris, throwing open competition for bullpen roles  —  JUPITER, Fla.  • With a bullpen to restock and roles to sort out, the Cardinals have, in the words of one executive, “cast a wide net” and decided to throw a bunch of different options at the late innings, including a familiar addition Monday.
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:   Pham enjoys hitting second
Susan Slusser / San Francisco Chronicle:
Ex-A's right-hander Jarrod Parker retires after career derailed by injuries  —  A%E2%80%99s+Chris+Bassitt+discusses+ rotation+  —  Chris+Bassitt+on+competing+for+ A%E2%80%99s+rotation+spot+  —  Pitcher Chris Bassitt talks about competing for a starting job with the Oakland Athletics.
Kevin Acee /
Padres pitcher Jose Torres facing domestic violence charges  —  Padres reliever Jose Torres was arrested in December after a dispute in which he allegedly brandished a semiautomatic handgun.  —  The incident occurred in the home Torres shares with a woman in Phoenix and is being handled …
David Carson / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Video: St. Louis Cardinals pitchers and catchers report  —  St. Louis Cardinals pitchers and catchers officially report to spring training in Jupiter, Fla. on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018.  Benjamin Hochman lays out what to look for from the pitchers
David Carson / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:   Watch Alex Reyes throw at St. Louis Cardinals spring training
Bob Brookover /
Wait ... Gabe Kapler wants his Phillies players to do what?  —  CLEARWATER, Fla. - Sometimes it seems as if an alien landed in Philadelphia this offseason and seized control of the local baseball team.  No longer will the pitchers simply stretch and throw on the first day of spring training.
John Fay /
Cincinnati Reds spring training notes: How does Scooter Gennett roll?  In an RV, of course.  —  GOODYEAR, Ariz. — If anyone ever asks you how long it takes to drive from the Reds old spring training home in Florida to the new one in Arizona, you can answer “32 hours” with confidence.
Associated Press:
Nats get utility player Matt Reynolds from Mets for cash  —  WASHINGTON — The Washington Nationals have acquired utility player Matt Reynolds from the New York Mets in exchange for cash.  —  The Nationals announced the move Monday night.  —  The 27-year-old Reynolds made his major league debut with the Mets in 2016.
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Nationals Acquire Matt Reynolds
John Fay /
Cincinnati Reds: This is how manager Bryan Price sees pitching rotation competition  —  GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price has been handicapping the competition for spots in the rotation pretty much since before last season ended.  —  And he's previously …
Rustin Dodd / Kansas City Star:
As Royals pitchers and catchers start workouts, biggest questions are in the bullpen  —  SURPRISE, ARIZ.  —  The Royals will open their 50th spring training Wednesday under the desert sun here in Arizona.  The camp theme will be one of change.  A new pitching coach will guide an overhauled staff and a rebuilt bullpen.
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
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