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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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Greg Joyce / New York Post:
Anthony Volpe wins competition to be Yankees' Opening Day shortstop  —  TAMPA — For five weeks this spring, Anthony Volpe showed a cool and confident demeanor as he tore up the Yankees' shortstop competition.  —  But when the 21-year-old got word after Sunday's game that he should stick …
Gary Phillips / New York Daily News:
Yankees Notebook: Jhony Brito enters the rotation mix
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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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:
Orioles observations on DL Hall's ‘all-time high’ feel for his pitches, Tyler Wells' final audition and more
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.
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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 …
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 …
Discussion: New York Post
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Roger Clemens talks MLB's new rules, Baseball Hall of Fame and father-son strikeout record  —  Roger Clemens was recently sitting around with Hall of Famer Greg Maddux, talking about the state of today's pitching in the game, when he asked Maddux how much money could they be earning today as free agents.
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.
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Jacob Meyer / Baltimore Sun:
Orioles observations on Dean Kremer as No. 2 starter, defensive versatility on display and more
 
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