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7:40 PM ET, March 13, 2018


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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
Christian Red / New York Daily News:
Noah Syndergaard announced as Opening Day starter for Mets after another strong outing  —  PORT ST. LUCIE — Noah Syndergaard will be the Mets' Opening Day starter March 29 when they play the Cardinals at Citi Field.  —  After Syndergaard finished his fourth spring training start Tuesday …
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 …
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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) …
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:
Detroit Tigers' great debate: Keep OF Victor Reyes, or set him free?  —  LAKELAND, Fla. - What's next for Victor Reyes?  —  It's one of the pressing questions in spring training for the Detroit Tigers, who must weigh the outfielder's Rule 5 Draft status when deciding if he will make the 25-man roster on Opening Day.
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
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
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 …
ESPN:   Troy Tulowitzki won't be healthy enough for opener
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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
Paul Sullivan / Chicago Tribune:
Column: Here's what we know about the White Sox: So far, so good — knock on wood  —  Chicago Tribune  —  During a break in White Sox camp last week, manager Rick Renteria discussed his team's resiliency.  —  At the end of a long, meandering answer, he curled his hand into a fist and bumped …
Paul Sullivan / Chicago Tribune:   White Sox prospect Dylan Cease relishes chance to face Ichiro Suzuki
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 …
Matt Ehalt / Daily Record:   Mets' Yoenis Cespedes dealing with right wrist soreness, David Wright shut down
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
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:
Eyeing postseason, Lance Lynn says Twins are a great fit  —  FORT MYERS, Fla. — The unusually slow free-agent market took Lance Lynn's wait to find a team through the winter and well into spring training.  —  The offer he settled on from the Minnesota Twins also came with the expectation …
Discussion: ESPN
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 …
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
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