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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.
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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:
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
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
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 …
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.
Bradford Doolittle / ESPN:
How Padres erased 30-game deficit to Dodgers (on paper)  —  A remarkable turnaround unfolded this winter.  ESPN Films isn't going to make a “30 for 30” documentary about it, but in its own way it was an exceptional thing:  —  Without a single regular-season game played …
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 …
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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.
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
What change Nolan Gorman made to get back in the swing, launch himself as Cardinals DH  —  SARASOTA, Fla. — The swing change Nolan Gorman needed to power his way back to the majors began not with a bat in his hand but a medicine ball.  —  Early in the offseason, Gorman's quest to connect …
Discussion: Viva El Birdos
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 …
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 …
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