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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Hanley Ramírez sporting the words "Parkland Strong" on the side of his hat. All MLB teams are wearing Stoneman Douglas hats to honor the victims.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Blake Swihart can't always be sure of the position — catcher? first base? left field? — but he knows he'll play a lot in spring training. Sure, the former top catching prospect is competing for a Red Sox bench job, but clearly, he has a chance to make an impression on other teams, too. Out of options, Swihart is a candidate to be traded before the end of spring training.

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Alex Cora speaks about wearing the hats honoring the Stoneman Douglas victims.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Dave Dombrowski on the delay in finalizing J.D. Martinez's five-year, $110 million contract: "All I can say is that he continues to take his physical." Dombrowski said he's "unsure" whether Martinez would work out with the Red Sox on Friday.

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaylen Brown on Celtics heading into the final 23 games: "I think we have a sense of urgency about ourselves. ... You can see some of the older guys -- Kyrie, Al -- their attention to detail and the stress about the little things is becoming more evident."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

A team source told me the Red Sox "are being thorough" and that's the reason for the delay in the official announcement of the JD Martínez signing.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Once again, the Red Sox won't have an official announcement today on J.D. Martinez. The physical has not yet been completed, according to the team.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics guard Marcus Smart did not practice Thursday due to a minor hip bruise suffered during his return to practice activities Wednesday. Smart, who missed Boston's final 11 games before the All-Star break due to a lacerated hand, is still expected to return to game action Friday night in Detroit, according to coach Brad Stevens.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

As the Red Sox play the opener of their annual spring-training college doubleheader, an amazing stat: By my count, 21-year-old third baseman Rafael Devers is younger than 10 players on Northeastern's roster.

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Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

Pablo Sandoval is battling for a back-up infield spot with the Giants. San Francisco opens up Cactus League play Friday.

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Family time for #13!

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Per Elias, this marks the first time the Yankees and Red Sox both added players coming off 30-homer seasons in the same offseason. Giancarlo Stanton hit 59 in Miami last year, J.D. Martinez hit 45 in Arizona.

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1dBill Barnwell

Barnwell: Offseason moves to improve every AFC team

The Jags, Jets and Browns will make a run at a quarterback. Jacksonville could have a new top receiver, too. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, has to clear out cap space and sign Le'Veon Bell. Here are five offseason moves to improve all 16 AFC teams.

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Kyrie: Move to Boston 'well worth it' (3:19)