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7:05 PM ET, March 13, 2018


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Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Cards win 11-4 as Martinez needs 85 pitches for four innings  —  St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Carlos Martinez (18) works against the Miami Marlins in the first inning of a spring training baseball game Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo)
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:   Back from the White House, Gregerson steps toward mound
Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:   Carpenter to DH; Martinez to face Marlins
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:   Cards' Mayers is at his best going with his best
Christian Red / New York Daily News:
David Wright dealt another setback as Mets captain shut down for eight more weeks with back, shoulder issues  —  PORT ST. LUCIE — The Mets released an updated injury report on four players Tuesday, and while Yoenis Cespedes' wrist soreness was the buzz of the clubhouse since the Cuban left fielder …
Discussion: FanGraphs Baseball
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 …
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:
Will Jordan Zimmermann be in the Detroit Tigers' starting rotation?  —  Detroit Tigers owner Chris Ilitch spoke to reporters on Saturday, March 3, 2018, in Lakeland, Fla. Video by George Sipple/DFP  —  TAMPA, Fla. — It's a mystery that will be solved another day.
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Pete Caldera / Daily Record:
CC Sabathia starts; Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Gary Sanchez in Yankees' lineup
Pete Caldera / Daily Record:   Despite mixed results in Yankees camp, Masahiro Tanaka feels better than last spring
Mets send Tim Tebow to minor league camp after batting .056  —  The New York Mets have reassigned Tim Tebow to minor league camp.  —  Tebow had just one hit in 18 at-bats this spring (.056).  He had struck out 11 times.  —  Tebow said he was somewhat limited in camp by an ankle injury …
Discussion: Amazin' Avenue
Daily Record:
Mets send Tim Tebow to minor league camp  —  Tim Tebow was reassigned to minor league camp by the New York Mets on Tuesday, ending his Grapefruit League stint after striking out in 11 of his 19 plate appearances.  —  Tebow, 30, had one hit in 18 spring training at-bats (.056) …
Matt Ehalt / Daily Record:
Noah Syndergaard to start second straight Mets opening day, deGrom to get second game  —  PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. —Mets righty Noah Syndergaard will make his second straight opening day start, manager Mickey Callaway announced Tuesday.  —  Syndergaard will get the ball against the Cardinals since Jacob deGrom …
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 …
Matt Breen /
Phillies have sights set on Bryce Harper-led free-agent class  —  CLEARWATER, Fla. — John Middleton circled Jake Arrieta's name when he looked ahead “a while ago” at a list of players who could reach free agency after last season.  The Phillies owner believed Arrieta was the best player available …
David Haugh / Chicago Tribune:   Column: Hard to say goodbye after Jake Arrieta's classy note, but Scott Boras made it easy to leave
Associated Press:
Ivan Nova will start opening day, might not finish season with Pirates  —  BRADENTON, Fla. — Ivan Nova will be the Pirates' opening-day starting pitcher at Detroit on March 29.  It is unclear whether he will remain with Pittsburgh through the entire season.
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
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 …
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
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
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.
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.
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 …
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