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Jon Scher ESPN.com 

Outside Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, something I've never noticed before: A memorial to the Twin Towers alongside a small piece of structural steel. Quite literally reflective in the way the Towers were.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Yankees manager Aaron Boone was asked what it meant to wear the Stoneman Douglas High School hat today: "It's huge. Anytime people are hurting, and we know the community is hurting right now, baseball can sometimes play a part with the healing process. And so to honor them and try and have a little bit of thoughts and prayers and our thoughts are with people who are hurting, it's something small that it was cool to be a part of."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Ian Happ discuss trying his hand at lead off and making a diving catch in CF in the Cubs spring opener.

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

The Detroit Tigers announced that they have agreed to terms with lefthanded pitcher Francisco Liriano on a one-year contract.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Boone on getting his first win as a manager: "It's always good to shake hands (after a game)." He said he was pleased with how Yankees controlled the strike zone with patient at bats offensively in the 3-1 win over Detroit.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Alex Cora on the continuing wait for J.D. Martinez: "I'm not concerned." Said his focus is solely on the players who are in camp.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Giancarlo Stanton spoke in the Yankees' clubhouse after he was replaced in the game. Asked how this spring training opener compared to ones he had with the Marlins, he said: "Uh ... this is better?" He continued by saying it's more about the anticipation for what the Yankees can do due to the buzz around this camp.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

And on the first day of the expanded netting being used at a Home Yankees spring training game, Estevan Florial's bat just slipped out his grasp and sailed OVER the netting. Thankfully, the aware fan had good hands and caught it.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon made out his lineup today with a purpose. He says Ian Happ will be one of 3-4 players they try out at the top of the order this spring. He didn't go into detail but said Kyle Schwarber could get some looks there again. Schwarber is batting second today vs Milwaukee.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Giancarlo Stanton's day is done in the top of the fifth. The new Yankee went 0-for-1 with a walk in two plate appearances. He saw 10 pitches, and had no action in the field.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees' bullpen depth beyond the obvious core group is sick. Ben Heller is in now, a guy who basically has no shot at making the team, and he throws 95 and struck out 82 batters in 56 innings at Triple-A last year.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

The (unofficial) Giancarlo Stanton Era with the Yankees begins with an eight-pitch walk on a pitch way outside.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Giancarlo Stanton's first spring training plate appearance ends with an eight-pitch walk off Tigers lefty Ryan Carpenter. He fouled off two fastballs, but a changeup was way outside for ball four.

Jon Scher ESPN.com 

Giancarlo Stanton's first spring training at bat with the Yankees started with a rousing ovation and ended with a walk off Detroit's Ryan Carpenter.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Before today's national anthem at Steinbrenner Field, a moment of silence was held to honor those killed in the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting last week. All during pregame across MLB, players and coaches wore black hats bearing the school's "SD" logo.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

As the Yankees announced starting lineups for today's spring opener against the Tigers, Aaron Boone and Giancarlo Stanton received expectedly strong ovations.

Rick Sutcliffe @Sut_ESPN

BP this morning reminding me of 2016 Gm 7 of the World Series! CJ Edwards starting the inning off and Mike Montgomery getting the last out!!

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.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

A look at the new netting that extends the length of the dugout at Sloan Park. Same will be in place at Wrigley Field. It definitely stands out as a change to the viewing experience that's always been a part of baseball.