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Gary Phillips / New York Daily News:
Yankees Notebook: Jhony Brito enters the rotation mix  —  With Luis Severino injured, the Yankees may need to tap even further into their starting pitching depth early this season.  —  With Carlos Rodon and Frankie Montas already out to start the year, Severino is dealing with a low-grade lat strain on his right side.
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Gary Phillips / New York Daily News:
Anthony Volpe's preparedness has Aaron Judge's attention: ‘He just shows up ready to work’  —  CLEARWATER, Fla. — Aaron Judge didn't think twice when asked to identify one thing that has stood out the most about Anthony Volpe this spring.  —  Judge could have mentioned Volpe's speed …
Gary Phillips / New York Daily News:
Anthony Volpe realizes ‘super surreal’ dream after making Yankees' roster  —  TAMPA — Shortly after the Yankees' Sunday spring training game against the Blue Jays, the team's shot-callers asked Anthony Volpe to stick around.  He swears it's the only time he's felt his heart beat all spring.
Max Goodman / New Jersey Online:
Yankees' Luis Severino to miss final spring start  —  TAMPA — With less than a week until Opening Day, there is heightened concern that something is wrong with Yankees right-hander Luis Severino, a starter who's battled myriad injuries over the past several years.
Gary Phillips / New York Daily News:
Luis Severino dealing with lat strain and won't make scheduled first start of season for Yankees
Jacob Meyer / Baltimore Sun:
Orioles observations on Andrew Politi's roster case, Jorge Mateo in center, Keegan Akin's versatility and more  —  SARASOTA, Fla. — Andrew Politi said he wasn't too nervous at the start of Orioles spring training six weeks ago.  —  “You have this long spring ahead, so the nerves aren't really there,” he said.
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Jacob Meyer / Baltimore Sun:
Orioles observations on DL Hall's ‘all-time high’ feel for his pitches, Tyler Wells' final audition and more
Jacob Meyer / Baltimore Sun:
Orioles name veteran right-hander Kyle Gibson opening day starter March 30 vs. Red Sox
Jacob Meyer / Baltimore Sun:
Orioles observations on Dean Kremer as No. 2 starter, defensive versatility on display and more
Ira Winderman / Sun-Sentinel:
Heat collapse at moment of truth in 129-100 loss to Nets  —  MIAMI — For the Heat, these consecutive home games on Wednesday and Saturday nights crystallize the season.  —  The highest of highs.  —  And now, again, the lowest of lows.  —  On Wednesday night, there was the emotional victory …
Julia Poe / Chicago Tribune:
Patrick Beverley backs up his talk in return to Los Angeles as the Chicago Bulls overpower LeBron James and the Lakers  —  LOS ANGELES — As he prepared to make his return to Los Angeles, Patrick Beverley swore he didn't need any extra juice to face his former team.
Joel Sherman / New York Post:
Mets give up on Darin Ruf after disastrous run with team  —  The Mets have accepted failure with their trade for Darin Ruf by designating the righty hitter for assignment, The Post has learned.  —  The Mets decided they would rather have Tim Locastro's speed off the bench in a year …
New York Times:
Steve Cohen's Amazin', Maddening, Money-Losing Bid to Own New York  —  Once a symbol of Wall Street excess, Cohen has invested lavishly in the Mets, becoming the most beloved billionaire in Queens.  Is that enough to reverse team history?  —  PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Around early 2020 …
Julia Poe / Chicago Tribune:
Recapping the Chicago Bulls: Philadelphia 76ers open with a 17-0 run and never look back in rout  —  ExpandAutoplay  —  1 of 16  —  76ers center Joel Embiid (21) and Bulls guard Patrick Beverley fight for possession during the first quarter on March 22, 2023, at the United Center.
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Charlie Goldsmith / Cincinnati.com:
Two Reds prospects to miss the start of the regular season  —  GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Two of the brightest stars in the Cincinnati Reds' farm system have been set back by minor injuries, and they won't be ready for the start of the season.  —  Reds shortstop prospect Elly De La Cruz …
Discussion: Red Reporter
Jordan McPherson / Miami Herald:
Miami Marlins make roster decisions on Yuli Gurriel, Jose Iglesias  —  The Miami Marlins have made two of their final big roster decision ahead of the 2023 season.  —  General manager Kim Ng on Sunday announced the team intends to select the contract of Yuli Gurriel, paving …
Bobby Nightengale / Cincinnati.com:
Joey Votto remains uncertain for Opening Day, may begin 2023 season on injured list  —  GOODYEAR, Ariz. - Opening Day is less than a week away and it's uncertain whether Joey Votto will be starting at first base when the Cincinnati Reds begin their season Thursday.
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Paul Sullivan / Chicago Tribune:
Dansby Swanson's forgettable spring continues, but the Chicago Cubs aren't worried about their $177 million man  —  ExpandAutoplay  —  1 of 53  —  Chicago Cubs left fielder Ian Happ, pitcher Kyle Hendricks, pitcher Marcus Stroman and right fielder Seiya Suzuki.
ESPN:
Cardinals signing Miles Mikolas to 2-year extension  —  Ahead of making the Opening Day start for the St. Louis Cardinals, right-hander Miles Mikolas has received a two-year contract extension, the team announced Friday.  —  Sources told ESPN's Jesse Rogers that Mikolas is getting $40 million in the new deal.
 
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