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7:10 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 …
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.
ESPN:   Clayton Kershaw to start record 8th Dodgers opener
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:   Anthony Rizzo, Justin Grimm see Yu Darvish as a natural fit with Cubs
MLB on Yahoo! Sports:
Clayton Kershaw to start record 8th opener for Dodgers
Discussion: True Blue LA
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’
Mike Mazzeo / New York Daily News:   Gary Sanchez and Dellin Betances know they have a lot to prove to Yankees in 2018
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 /   Hanigan, Indians reach minor-league deal, per report
Dave Clark /   Reds' meetings with Cozart, Angels not on TV schedule
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
Discussion: Bless You Boys
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:   Submit questions for Detroit Tigers live chat with Anthony Fenech at 2 p.m.!
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
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’
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.
Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:   Pham enjoys hitting second
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
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:   Matheny: Fowler will start at leadoff, Carpenter likely back to No. 3
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.
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 …
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 …
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 Kekis / Associated Press:
Detroit Tigers great Jack Morris star-struck after Hall of Fame tour  —  COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - No longer the emotional wreck he was on that special day in December, Jack Morris settled into a director's chair inside the Baseball Hall of Fame's Plaque Gallery, a satisfied smile creasing his face.
Jon Heyman / FanRag Sports:
Interest in Tim Lincecum growing around MLB  —  Tim Lincecum's coming showcase.  But there's enough curiosity and wonder about the two-time Cy Young winner that teams are quickly signing up to attend the event Thursday in his hometown of Seattle.  —  The longtime-rival Dodgers …
Associated Press:
Trevor Plouffe agrees to minor league contract with Rangers  —  ARLINGTON, Texas — Infielder Trevor Plouffe has agreed to a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers and will report to big league spring training.  —  He would get a $1.75 million, one-year contract if added …
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Rangers Sign Trevor Plouffe
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