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5:55 PM ET, March 13, 2018


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Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Back from the White House, Gregerson steps toward mound  —  JUPITER, Fla.  • With that visit to the Oval Office out of the way, Cardinals reliever Luke Gregerson got back to work Tuesday morning and tested how close he was to returning to the mound.  —  On the Cardinals' first off …
Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Carpenter to DH; Martinez to face Marlins  —  JUPITER, Fla.  • Matt Carpenter, who hasn't played in an exhibition game yet as he has been tending to an ailing back, will be the designated hitter for the Cardinals on Tuesday as they face the Miami Marlins.
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:   Cards' Mayers is at his best going with his best
Rob Longley / Toronto Sun:
Oh still waiting for clearance to join Jays pen  —  DUNEDIN — While his teammates freshen their arms and sharpen their stuff in live competition, Jays reliever Seung Hwan Oh has to go through a markedly different and less gratifying routine.  —  In between waiting for word that his work visa is approved …
Troy Tulowitzki won't be healthy enough for opener  —  The Toronto Blue Jays won't have shortstop Troy Tulowitzki for Opening Day as he continues to deal with a bone spur in his right heel.  —  Manager John Gibbons made the announcement Tuesday.  Tulowitzki has participated in on-field work …
David Haugh / Chicago Tribune:
Column: Hard to say goodbye after Jake Arrieta's classy note, but Scott Boras made it easy to leave  —  Chicago Tribune  —  Nothing but class screamed off the page Monday night as former Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta used perfect penmanship to craft a poignant farewell note under the heading “Chicago.”
Jorge L. Ortiz / Corpus Christi Caller-Times:
With Jake Arrieta on board, Phillies believe they're ready to contend
Discussion: Elite Sports NY and USA Today
Associated Press:
Mission accomplished: Tommy Hunter helps Phillies land Jake Arrieta
Matt Breen /   Phillies make room for Jake Arrieta by removing Tommy Joseph from roster
Matt Ehalt / Daily Record:
Mets' Yoenis Cespedes dealing with right wrist soreness, David Wright shut down  —  PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is day-to-day with right wrist soreness, and sidelined third baseman David Wright cannot participate in baseball activities for another two months due to lingering back/shoulder issues.
Associated Press:
Mets' David Wright shut down for 8 weeks, Yoenis Cespedes injures wrist  —  PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Mets captain David Wright won't participate in baseball activities for two months because of back and shoulder issues, another setback in his attempt to return from injuries that have sidelined …
Pete Caldera / Daily Record:
CC Sabathia starts; Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Gary Sanchez in Yankees' lineup  —  TAMPA, Fla. — CC Sabathia starts today as the Yankees host the Tigers at Steinbrenner Field (1:05 p.m., YES).  —  Let's get to it...  Today's lineup  —  1. Brett Gardner, LF  —  2. Aaron Judge, RF
Pete Caldera / Daily Record:   Despite mixed results in Yankees camp, Masahiro Tanaka feels better than last spring
Associated Press:
Aaron Judge not eligible for arbitration, to earn $622K  —  NEW YORK — AL Rookie of the Year Aaron Judge will earn $622,300 in the major leagues as part of his one-year contract with the New York Yankees.  —  Judge, who led the AL with 52 home runs, is not eligible for salary arbitration until after the 2019 season.
Peter Botte / New York Daily News:   Yankees slugger Aaron Judge to earn $622,300 for 2018
Paul Sullivan / Chicago Tribune:
White Sox prospect Dylan Cease relishes chance to face Ichiro Suzuki  —  Chicago Tribune  —  In his third Cactus League appearance Monday night at the Peoria Sports Complex, 22-year-old White Sox prospect Dylan Cease got a chance to face 44-year-old legend Ichiro Suzuki.  —  Weird, eh?
Paul Sullivan / Chicago Tribune:
Jim Thome excited to see what White Sox prospect Luis Robert becomes
Discussion: South Side Sox
Bob Nightengale / Courier-Journal:
For Royals GM Dayton Moore, anti-porn message worth the scorn, scientific scrutiny  —  SURPRISE, Ariz. - If you want to bring a copy of Hustler Magazine to the Kansas City Royals clubhouse, Dayton Moore can't stop you.  —  If you casually drop F-bombs in your everyday conversation, keep on talking.
Discussion: USA Today
Jorge Castillo / Chicago Tribune:
15 years in, Nationals pitcher Edwin Jackson still trying to extend his journey  —  The Washington Post  —  When you pitch for 12 organizations across a decade-and-a-half, like Edwin Jackson, you figure out how the professional baseball world operates.  In his 15-year path from teenage super-prospect …
Matt Ehalt / Daily Record:
Battle for Mets fifth rotation spot, bullpen roles to heat up this week  —  The Mets break camp in less than two weeks, and these remaining Grapefruit League games will help the team craft its 25-man roster.  —  The biggest decision for the Mets will be selecting the fifth starter, and this week should help provide some clarity.
Christian Red / New York Daily News:
Zack Wheeler set to start Tuesday as Mets contemplate makeup of pitching staff
Which team would be MLB's best if every player were in his prime?  —  For every player in Major League Baseball, a hope exists somewhere — in the GM who signed him, the fans who will cheer for him, or the player himself — that this year he will play as well as he's ever played.
Mike Puma / New York Post:
It took a lot of convincing to start confident Adrian Gonzalez's path to Mets  —  PORT ST. LUCIE — Adrian Gonzalez arrived to spring training expecting something of a competition for the Mets first-base job, but may have already won it by default.  —  As Dominic Smith remains sidelined …
Evan Woodbery /
Tigers make big round of cuts, sending 11 to minor-league camp  —  Gallery: Detroit Tigers spring training - February 19, 2018  —  LAKELAND, Fla. — The Detroit Tigers made a big round of cuts on Tuesday, sending 11 players to minor league camp.  —  The team optioned left-handed pitcher Ryan Carpenter …
Discussion: Bless You Boys
John Fay /
Can young starting pitching depth soften injury blow?  Cincinnati Reds are betting it can  —  GOODYEAR, Ariz. - It was a softball question.  —  I started the morning media session last week by lobbing this one to Bryan Price: “How is camp going so far?'  —  I expected Price to sing the usual song: “Things are are going well.
David Pinto /
Team Offense, Baltimore Orioles  —  The 2018 series on team offense continues with the Baltimore Orioles.  The Orioles finished sixteenth in the major leagues and eighth in the American League in 2017 with 4.59 runs scored per game.  —  I am using RotoChamp as a source of default lineups.
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