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Forecasting MLB's best, worst fielders

Given Dexter Fowler's defection to St. Louis and the Cubs' logjam of bats they could potentially play in the outfield corners, Jason Heyward's prowess in the field could come in handy.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Javier Baez said he didn't even realize he was celebrating before his tag during the WBC. The highlight of it went viral. When he checked his phone later he understood the fuss. Also says he'll return his hair to its natural color.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Javier Baez talk about the WBC and returning to the Cubs.

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Kurkjian's MLB elite eight (2:18)
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Saric leads Sixers past Bulls (0:44)
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Long reaches back for putback slam (0:16)
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Rondo gets sneaky on inbounds pass (0:16)
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Desus and Mero do the not top plays (2:01)
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Rondo hits cutting Butler for jam (0:16)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Kyle Schwarber discuss his first action behind the plate in a game in a year. He caught 4 innings in a minor league affair against the Rockies on Friday.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Schwarber caught 4 innings in a minor league game today.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Albert Almora Jr. left Friday's game against Cleveland with "neck tightness" after diving for a ball in centerfield. He's being evaluated.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Bryant transfer Nisre Zouzoua has heard from NC State, Illinois, Missouri, Arizona State, Maryland, Boston College, source told ESPN.

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What would a potential Cavs-Heat first-round series be like? (1:59)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears DB coach Ed Donatell was part of the Chicago contingent at Michigan Pro Day. Michigan has DBs Jabrill Peppers, Jourdan Lewis, Channing Stribling and Dymonte Thomas that could be getting looked at.

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Bettman: No NHL at Olympics without change

The IOC and hockey's governing body will have to make concessions before the NHL sends the world's best players to the Winter Games in South Korea next year, commissioner Gary Bettman said.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Tampa Bay's Nikita Kucherov leads the NHL in goals (11) and points (18) this month. Ryan Getzlaf and Patrick Kane are tied for second in March with 16 points each while Edmonton's Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid are tied for fourth with 15 points a piece.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs held a team gathering away from the eyes of the media on Friday morning. Players gave a round of applause to Theo Epstein for being named World's Greatest Leader by Fortune magazine while strength coach Tim Buss was attacked with a paint gun.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs manager Joe a Maddon read that Madonna was looking for a new trainer so he asked his video team to put something together for her to watch of strength coach Tim Buss. You can see it on the Cubs twitter account.