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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Sources tell me that the Red Sox could hold a presser for JD Martínez tomorrow morning. The latest I have heard is that they are very close and that "it could happen around 9am tomorrow." We've has a few false starts, but just keeping you posted on the latest I have heard.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

A half hour after the game in Clearwater, autograph seekers are waiting for a few signatures outside the Yankees' bus.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Following the Yankees' 8-3 win over the Phillies that pushed them to 3-0 in the Grapefruit League, Aaron Boone touched on Justus Sheffield's up/down outing. He wants Sheffield to take away positives. He believed there are things the young lefty can "build" upon. Sheffield certainly showed some of those flashes in his first inning of work.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

A slimmed down Kyle Schwarber stole two bases in the first inning on Sunday, both off Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner. The steal of third came with a lefty at the plate and without a throw. He got great jumps on both plays.

Dan Mullen 

The Giants' offseason in one batting practice session: Evan Longoria takes his swings and then Andrew McCutchen follows him in the cage.


Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Young Yankees lefty Justus Sheffield was impressive in his first inning of work, striking out two en route to retiring the side 1-2-3. He featured a few 96 mph fastballs and a sharp 88 mph slider for his strikeout pitch. His second inning went a little differently. A leadoff walk, a hit batter and a two-run Maikel Franco homer put an end to Sheffield's day. After an early 4-0 lead, the deficit in the fourth was cut to 4-3.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Reggie Jackson on his one piece of advice for Giancarlo Stanton playing in New York: "Play good." Reggie, on the expectations surrounding Stanton: "Expectations are as big as his salary. So there are no surprises. I don't think he'll be surprised. It would be different if he didn't have a big toolbox."

Dan Mullen 

Seeing Andrew McCutchen sign autographs for Giants fans while wearing Black & Orange is going to take some getting used to.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Mike Scioscia does a morning media session with a few Angels beat writers, then gives a daily Shohei Ohtani update for 20-25 reporters from Japan. It's part of his daily routine this spring.

Jon Scher 

Inside the elevator at the Phillies' spring training ballpark. Be very afraid.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Reggie Jackson is with the Yankees in Clearwater ahead of their game against the Phillies today. He was just holding a brief hitting seminar with a couple young Yankees.

Jon Scher 

Here's Aaron Judge bashing some baseballs on Field 2 in Tampa Sunday morning. The third one is still going. Yes, that's Willie Randolph too.


Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Although Red Sox manager Alex Cora declined Saturday to name an Opening Day starter, there's no suspense over the status of Eduardo Rodriguez and Steven Wright. Both pitchers will almost certainly begin the season on the disabled list as they recover from knee surgery, Cora told reporters today. Hector Velazquez, Roenis Elias and Brian Johnson are candidates for the fifth-starter spot, which will come up April 2 at the Marlins.

Jon Scher 

Aaron Judge's swing looks sweet in a simulated game vs. live pitching Sunday morning in Tampa. That's a simulated single, by the way.