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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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Andy Kostka / The Baltimore Banner:
Grayson Rodriguez, Orioles top pitching prospect, not expected to make opening day roster  —  Our nonprofit news organization is made possible by subscribers and donors who value storytelling that impacts and uplifts communities.  Thank you for supporting our journalism.
Jacob Meyer / Baltimore Sun:
Grayson Rodriguez, Orioles' top pitching prospect, won't make starting rotation to begin season  —  SARASOTA, Fla. — Grayson Rodriguez's much-anticipated arrival to the major leagues will have to wait, as Orioles manager Brandon Hyde informed the top pitching prospect Monday morning that he would instead begin the season in Triple-A.
Jacob Meyer / Baltimore Sun:
Orioles observations on DL Hall's ‘all-time high’ feel for his pitches, Tyler Wells' final audition and more
Abbey Mastracco / New York Daily News:
Mets DFA struggling outfielder Darin Ruf  —  PORT ST. LUCIE — The Mets have made a decision about struggling DH Darin Ruf, designating him for assignment.  —  The 36-year-old right-handed hitter won't be included on the club's Opening Day roster.  Instead, the Mets will select outfielder Tim Locastro …
Discussion: New York Post, The Athletic and Newsday
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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 …
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.
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Gary Phillips / New York Daily News:
Yankees Notebook: Jhony Brito enters the rotation mix
Marcus Hayes / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Phillies' J.T. Realmuto baffled by ejection from spring game: ‘It was a soft way to get thrown out’  —  DUNEDIN, Fla. — J.T. Realmuto couldn't believe his ears.Reliever Craig Kimbrel had just been called for a pitch-clock violation in the bottom of the fourth inning of a Grapefruit League game against the Blue Jays.
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Associated Press:
Ump ejects Phillies' J.T. Realmuto after awkward ball handoff
Discussion: The Good Phight
Bobby Nightengale / Cincinnati.com:
Joey Votto to begin Cincinnati Reds season on injured list, ending his Opening Day streak  —  For the first time since 2008, a stretch of 14 consecutive seasons, Joey Votto won't be written into the Cincinnati Reds' Opening Day lineup.  —  Votto announced Monday he will begin a Triple …
Discussion: ESPN, CBSSports.com and The Athletic
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Bobby Nightengale / Cincinnati.com:
Joey Votto remains uncertain for Opening Day, may begin 2023 season on injured list
Discussion: Red Reporter and MLB Trade Rumors
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
Sources: Hoerner, Cubs agree on 3-year, $35 million extension  —  Second baseman Nico Hoerner and the Chicago Cubs are in agreement on a three-year, $35 million contract extension, sources told ESPN, locking up the team's most productive player last season for an extra season before he was due to hit free agency.
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Tyler O'Neill ranges over to claim center field.  Real race is just starting: Cardinals Extra  —  SARASOTA, Fla. — One of the reasons why Tyler O'Neill, a Gold Glove-winner twice over in left field, lobbied to audition at center field this spring was because he felt playing the position …
Matt Kawahara / San Francisco Chronicle:
Outfielder Cristian Pache, out of minor-league options, will not make A's roster  —  Cristian Pache will not make the Oakland Athletics' season-opening roster, manager Mark Kotsay said on Monday night, making it possible the center fielder will not be in the organization much longer.
Tim Healey / Newsday:
Mets' Kodai Senga gets relief from talk with Koji Uehara  —  PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — When Kodai Senga's first stateside spring training was interrupted this month by tendinitis in his right index finger, a minor pain caused at least partially by the grip of his signature splitter …
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
 
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