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Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Justin Verlander's fastball was 92-95 mph in his 1st spring start (2 shutout IP, an infield hit, 2 Ks). Brad Ausmus: "Definitely the best first outing I've seen out of Justin"

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

John Farrell often suggests that Dustin Pedroia wasn't keen on batting leadoff early in career. "I never didn't like it," said Pedroia, who hit well in Red Sox's leadoff spot last season and will stay atop order. "I don't know where that came from."

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

While the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw has a way of making things look easy, he said Saturday that it all starts with hard work in the spring. Kershaw pitched a scoreless inning against the White Sox in his first Cactus League outing.

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Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Justin Verlander was in the clubhouse when Miguel Cabrera got drilled but said: "I ran out there" in case a brawl broke out. "You see homer, homer, homer, Miggy gets hit...In my cutoff shirt, I'm sure I was very intimidating"

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Clayton Kershaw kicked off his spring with a perfect 12-pitch inning against the White Sox. He threw a few extra pitches in the bullpen before calling it a day. Kershaw will start the Dodgers' season opener on April 3, his seventh consecutive Opening Day start.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Willson Contreras signs before Opening Day of the Cactus League.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs fans are coming down in waves to take pictures of the WS trophy which is being displayed on the field before their first spring game.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

An hour before first pitch at Sloan Park where the defending champs will play

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

.@?AChapman_105 ? junto a José Contreras en el primer juego de primavera de los Yankees.

Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

Tools of the trade - Yasiel Puig's equipment bag.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The cover of the Cubs media guide for 2017

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs pitcher Jon Lester play wide receiver with strength coach Tim Buss throwing to him.

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Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Joey Votto getting in his morning swings at Reds camp.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss what the Cubs plans are for the No. 5 spot in the rotation. Mike Montgomery starts today, Brett Anderson on Monday.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs INF Tommy La Stella has a left hamstring issue but it's nothing serious as he works with the trainers here,

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Logan Forsythe is expected to be the Dodgers main leadoff man this season, but manager Dave Roberts said he is willing to get others in the mix, naming both Andrew Toles and Joc Pederson as candidates for a cameo in the role.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers' Hyun -Jin Ryu will pitch a live batting practice session next and then be pointed toward a Cactus League game. The Dodgers have raved all spring about Ryu, who has just one appearance the last two season because of shoulder and elbow procedures.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Astros bench coach Alex Cora on how much Alex Bregman reminds him of Dustin Pedroia: "I see the same guy I saw in 2007 in spring training. Same attitude. That will to be great."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Gary Sánchez firmando autógrafos en Tampa.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Sale will make his first Grapefruit League start for Red Sox on March 6 in West Palm Beach against the Houston Astros.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers pitchers Saturday vs. CWS: Kershaw, Wood, Ravin, Schuster, Castillo, Geltz, Rhame, Younginer.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers in the Cactus League opener vs. CWS: Forsythe 2B, Seager SS, Turner 3B, Grandal C, Gutierrez DH, Pederson CF, Puig RF, Toles LF, Segedin 1B.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Rob Segedin will play first base for the Dodgers in the Cactus League opener Saturday as Adrian Gonzalez nurses a bout of tennis elbow. Otherwise, the lineup is Opening Day caliber, with Clayton Kershaw starting and expected to pitch just one inning.