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2:50 PM ET, January 18, 2023

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Baseball America:
2023 Top 100 Prospects  —  The 2023 Prospect Handbook is at the printer.  All 30 team Top 10s are published.  Pitchers and catchers are less than a month away from reporting to spring training.  —  All of that can only mean one thing: It's time for the grand finale, the 2023 Top 100 Prospects.
David Furones / Sun-Sentinel:
Dolphins anticipate Tua will be healthy for 2023 season, don't view QB as being prone to concussions  —  Miami Dolphins general manager Chris Grier makes it clear that Tua Tagovailoa is the starting quarterback in season ending press conference. (, /South Florida Sun Sentinel)
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Chris Perkins / Sun-Sentinel:
Grading the Dolphins' 34-31 playoff loss at Buffalo; plus stock up, stock down  —  Sun Sentinel reporters Chris Perkins and David Furones discuss the Miami Dolphins close playoff lose to Bills in Buffalo and clock management issues. (, , /South Florida Sun Sentinel)
Discussion: Boston Herald and Mercury News
Dan Hayes / The Athletic:
With Carlos Correa in tow, Twins look to further upgrade roster via potential trades  —  Carlos Correa's shocking return has prompted the Twins to try to improve their roster, including further exploration of trading American League batting champion Luis Arraez to acquire starting pitching help, multiple team sources say.
Discussion: Royals Review and MLB Trade Rumors
Miami Herald:
Marlins continue search for hitters via trade market.  Ten notes as spring training nears  —  Ten Marlins notes, less than a month before pitchers and catchers report to Jupiter:  —  ▪ As the Marlins continue to discuss trading starting pitching, one thing hasn't changed …
MLB.com:
Royals Rally  —  Season Ticket Member and Partner Presale starts January 17th at 10 a.m. General public on sale begins January 18th at 10 a.m.  —  Royals Rally presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City is HERE!  Join us at The K on Saturday, February 4th, and experience your boys in blue like never before.
Fred Robledo / SGV Tribune:
San Gabriel Valley Girls Boys Athlete of the Week: Nate Garcia, Damien  —  The Damien sophomore set a school record for points in a game last week.  —  San Gabriel Valley Boys Athlete of the Week  —  Name: Nate Garcia  —  School: Damien  —  Sport: Basketball  —  Year: Sophomore
Fred Robledo / SGV Tribune:
San Gabriel Valley Girls Athlete of the Week: Mimi Dominguez, Bishop Amat  —  The Bishop Amat striker scored a last-minute goal to defeat La Salle last week.  —  San Gabriel Valley Girls Athlete of the Week  —  Name: Mimi Dominguez  —  School: Bishop Amat  —  Sport: Soccer  —  Year: Junior
Discussion: Press Telegram
Andy Martinez / Marquee Sports Network:
Cubs add more lineup reinforcements with reported Trey Mancini signing  —  The Cubs have reportedly given David Ross another right-handed veteran option for the lineup.  —  The team agreed to terms on a deal with free agent first baseman and designated hitter Trey Mancini, per reports:
Ira Winderman / Sun-Sentinel:
Heat unable to overcome early deficit, fall 121-113 in Atlanta despite Butler's 34  —  For weeks, as his team squandered sizable advantages, Erik Spoelstra warned his players no lead should be considered safe.  —  Then the Atlanta Hawks went up 26 on Spoelstra's Heat in Monday's second quarter and the lead proved sufficient.
Patrick McAvoy / Sports Illustrated:
Red Sox Reportedly Interested In Intriguing Padres Duo; Would Be Solid Trade Candidates  —  Boston reportedly has shown an interest in two Padres defensive wizards  —  There surely will be another move or two in Boston for the 2023 Major League Baseball season comes along.
Discussion: The Athletic
Gabe Lacques / USA Today:
Hall of Fame 2023: Carlos Beltran's power, speed a rare combo, but sign-stealing scandal complicates case  —  Carlos Beltran exited the game on top.  His story wasn't quite finished, though.  —  Beltran enjoyed a dynamic 20-year career in Major League Baseball, reaching the postseason …
 
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