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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch the Cubs gather around the World Series trophy which has arrived at camp in advance of a rally hosted by the city of Mesa, Az. It emerges in the hands of security.


Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Xander Bogaerts took grounders at third base today to prep for position switch with shortstop-stocked Netherlands in World Baseball Classic. "Bogey sees himself as a shortstop," said Red Sox manager John Farrell, who noted "this is for a short period of time vs. a career change."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

And here is the split squad lineup at SF.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The first lineups of 2017 are out for the World Champs. Here is how they will face the A's at home on Saturday.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

John Farrell on Joe Kelly's full-court shooting exploits: "That's a long strike. It's not part of the throwing program, but still, a hell of a throw."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

About that full-court shot that made SportsCenter, Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly guessed he has done it "maybe a handful" of times in his life. It took him three tries Thursday night after game at Florida Gulf Coast, Chris Sale's alma mater. No, Kelly didn't play basketball in high school in California.

Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

Rangers catcher Jonathan Lucroy on the rapidly increasing number of shifts in MLB: "It's a product of the environment. I don't mind it. A lot of times we pitch to the shift. If anything, hitters should learn to go the other way. If clubs shifted on Tony Gwynn, he would have hit .700.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

New at Rangers and Royals Spring Training Home Games: A hot dog wrapped in a burger wrapped in bacon for $8.75 (Credit: Josh Frigerio/ABC Phoenix)