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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  —  BRADENTON, Fla. — The slow start to spring training might have set DL Hall's timeline back, but it didn't alter his stuff.  —  After his second spring outing Saturday …
Jacob Meyer / Baltimore Sun:
Orioles name veteran right-hander Kyle Gibson opening day starter March 30 vs. Red Sox  —  SARASOTA, Fla. — The Orioles have an opening day starter.  —  Veteran right-hander Kyle Gibson will start Baltimore's first game March 30 against the Boston Red Sox, the Orioles announced Friday morning.
Jacob Meyer / Baltimore Sun:
Orioles observations on Dean Kremer as No. 2 starter, defensive versatility on display and more  —  SARASOTA, Fla. — Two down, three to go.  —  A few hours after the Orioles announced veteran Kyle Gibson as their opening day starter, manager Brandon Hyde on Friday said Dean Kremer will start …
Discussion: BaltimoreBaseball.com
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 …
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Gary Phillips / New York Daily News:
As decisions loom, Anthony Volpe and Oswald Peraza capitalize on time together  —  TAMPA — While Anthony Volpe and Oswald Peraza have been locked in a high-profile competition to become the Yankees' starting shortstop this spring, the two have also made it a point to get acquainted.
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.
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Gary Phillips / New York Daily News:
Luis Severino dealing with lat strain and won't make scheduled first start of season for Yankees  —  TAMPA — The Yankees' rotation has suffered another blow, as Luis Severino is dealing with a low-grade lat strain on his right side.  —  “It's gonna put him in jeopardy to start the year,” Aaron Boone said Saturday morning.
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.
Discussion: Denver Post and The Sixer Sense
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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 …
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Ira Winderman / Sun-Sentinel:
Jimmy Butler's best arriving right on schedule for Heat: ‘You just kind of watch the magic’
Discussion: Denver Post and Hoops Habit
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
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
Stefan Bondy / New York Daily News:
Knicks lose third straight game as defensive woes continue against rebuilding Magic  —  No Jalen Brunson and no defense down the stretch equaled a disheartening Knicks defeat.  —  After allowing 18 points in the final four minutes — including multiple wide open treys …
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Forbes:
Baseball's Most Valuable Teams 2023: Price Tags Are Up 12% Despite Regional TV Woes  —  Last season's record revenue for Major League Baseball translates into all-time-high valuations for its teams.  —  The eroding economics of regional sports networks made little difference: Major League Baseball teams are still hot assets.
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Gary Phillips / New York Daily News:
Yankees Notebook: Carlos Rodon throws first bullpen session since forearm strain
Discussion: Denver Post and New York Post
 
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