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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yankees released LHP Jon Niese.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox remain "hopeful" of Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) playing first base before end of spring training but also realistic that camp breaks in four days, manager John Farrell says. As such, utilityman Josh Rutledge is getting reps at first base, too, as righty-hitting platoon partner for Mitch Moreland.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Allen Craig (making $11 million this season) and Rusney Castillo ($10.5 million) among seven players shipped back to minors by Red Sox.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Kendrick has a June 15 opt-out, but continued to cement his status as the Red Sox's best depth pitching option. Six walk-less innings vs. Phillies gives him 26-4 K/BB ratio in 29 innings this spring. Healthy again, Kendrick is throwing his sinker more effectively.

Jackson Alexander ESPN Editor 

Mets outfielder Juan Lagares left today's spring training game vs. the Braves with a left oblique strain, the team announced. Lagares departed after a third-inning groundout.

ESPN Staff  

Braves utility man Chase d'Arnaud took the time to thank a young fan named Emily for her hand written note, which thanked him for signing her hat. @Chasedarnaud/Twitter

Jackson Alexander ESPN Editor 

Bartolo Colon goes through pitcher fielding drills while Mets fans yell "We need you back!" and "Bartolo!" from the stands.

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Example: MLB lineups are out two hours before the game, and while subject to change, they at least outline the major changes (if any).

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.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

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

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Jackson Alexander ESPN Editor 

At least one Mets fan here at Champion Stadium hasn't forgotten current Braves starter Bartolo Colon.

Jackson Alexander ESPN Editor 

Braves second baseman Brandon Phillips spent nearly 10 minutes signing autographs for fans.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

David Price's latest exam showed "improved strength" in elbow, John Farrell said, but still no timetable for throwing from mound. Light catch continues for Red Sox lefty, who at this point is unlikely to make season debut until May.