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8:15 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 …
Discussion: FanGraphs Baseball
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) …
USA Today:
NL keys to winning: Team-by-team outlook  —  USA TODAY Sports takes a closer look at each National League team and their key to a winning, successful season.  —  NL East  —  Atlanta Braves  —  Ronald Acuna's impact: At 20 years old, Acuna gives Atlanta a five-tool prospect in the outfield …
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
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:
Yes, Ron Gardenhire, Jordan Zimmermann should be in Tigers rotation
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Detroit Free Press:   Photos: Tigers 2, Yankees 2
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
Associated Press:   Aaron Judge not eligible for arbitration, to earn $622K
Peter Botte / New York Daily News:   Yankees slugger Aaron Judge to earn $622,300 for 2018
Pete Caldera / Daily Record:   Despite mixed results in Yankees camp, Masahiro Tanaka feels better than last spring
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
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
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
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 …
Rob Longley / Toronto Sun:   Oh still waiting for clearance to join Jays pen
Tom Haudricourt / JSOnline:
Ji-Man Choi continuing to make an impact in Brewers camp  —  PHOENIX - Barring unforeseen personnel moves, Ji-Man Choi seems to have no real chance of making the Milwaukee Brewers' opening-day roster.  —  Nevertheless, the slugging first baseman from South Korea is making an impact in his first Brewers camp, on and off the field.
Discussion: Brew Crew Ball
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.
Joel Colomby / Toronto Sun:
Fantasy Baseball Preview 2018: Outfielders, Catchers  —  Not much left to say.  He does it all, year after year, and has even found ways to actually improve.  —  2. GIANCARLO STANTON New York Yankees  —  Scary to think what he can do after hitting 59 homers playing half his games in a pitchers park.
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 …
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