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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Why are the Dodgers not like the NBA All-Star Game? Duh. They play better defense. The Dodgers don't have the best range, but they field and throw well. "It's something we take pride in," 3B Justin Turner said. "Not just here but in a lot of sports, defense gets overlooked. It's not the high profile part of the game but it is something that wins championships."

Buster Olney ESPN Senior Writer 

The Nationals just finished practicing pop flies in bright Florida sunshine, and Trea Turner, as usual, was without sunglasses. He has never liked using them, he says, because of how he feels they affect depth perception. He doesn't use his glove, either, to shield his eyes from the sun as he tracks pop flies; rather, he angles his head and uses the bill of his cap.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Kenley Jansen revealed more about his offseason wedding that led to his return to the Dodgers. Jansen said that he had just finished the first dance at his reception when he was notified the Dodgers were adding a fifth year to his contract offer. Jansen said he returned to the dance floor and decided in the morning that he would chose the Dodgers over the Nationals.

Rick Sutcliffe @Sut_ESPN

@Cubs I've not seen all our guys throw yet but add Felix Pena,Alec Mills and Conor Mullee to the Impressive list for me! Stuff-Command etc!!

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Lefty Jon Niese said he accepted a minor league deal with the Yankees because he thought it was his best chance to make a big league roster. He thinks there are opportunities in the bullpen and the rotation. He had no major league contract offers.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Sale throws first live BP session. The new Red Sox ace faced Dan Butler, Chris Young, Junior Lake. Very little contact. Fellow starters David Price, Rick Porcello, Steven Wright, Drew Pomeranz watched from behind cage.

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Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

A day after inclement weather forced the Indians indoors, the grounds crew prepares the field in advance of the first full workout outdoors.

Rick Sutcliffe @Sut_ESPN

The behind scenes MVP of @Cubs is Strength Coordinator Tim Buss! I got to his gym at 7am and it was already packed! KB-Rizz-Jake-JHey etc!!

Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

The sun rises at the Cleveland Indians Spring Training facility in Goodyear, Arizona. The next door neighbors: the Phoenix-Goodyear Airport "boneyard," where planes no longer in use are stored.

ESPN Stats and Information  

The Yankees have reportedly agreed to a deal with Jonathon Niese pending a physical. Niese won 61 games in his time with the Mets. 3 pitchers have won at least 50 games with the Mets AND won a game with the Yankees - Dwight Gooden, Al Leiter and David Cone. Bob Ojeda is the other Mets 50-game winner to pitch for the Yankees, but he didn't win a game for them.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Lovely Hank Aaron artwork by artistic painter Cedric Smith at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

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The Diamondbacks signed former Rockies pitcher Jorge De La Rosa to a minor-league contract. De La Rosa is the Rockies all-time leader in wins (86) and strikeouts (985) and ranks in the top 3 in franchise history in WAR for pitchers, WHIP, win percentage, K per 9 and starts.

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New Yankees minor-league acquisition Jonathon Niese doesn't have much experience versus AL teams. He has a 4.01 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 187 games against NL opponents and a 4.62 ERA with a 1.55 WHIP in 24 games against AL foes.

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The Yankees signed Jonathon Niese to a minor-league contract. Niese won 61 games in his time with the Mets. Three pitchers have won at least 50 games with the Mets AND won a game with the Yankees - Dwight Gooden, Al Leiter and David Cone. Bob Ojeda is the other Mets 50-game winner to pitch for the Yankees, but he didn't win a game for them.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees have a minor league deal with Jon Niese, pending his physical, a source confirms. Niese was 8-7 with a 5.50 ERA last year. He will be an extra arm in camp with an outside chance to make the rotation. The New York Post first mentioned the signing.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers acquired minor league RHP Ryan Moseley from the Orioles in exchange for LHP Vidal Nino.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Tony Clark of the Players Association is holding a news conference today in Arizona. When asked if MLB players would ever consider a proposal to start an inning with a runner in second base when a game goes to extra innings, he responded with a flat "no."

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu said he feels confident he will be healthy and ready to go by Opening Day. Ryu made just one start the past two seasons after shoulder and elbow procedures. He is one of 10 starting options the Dodgers have in camp.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees prospect Clint Frazier said he cut his red hair the weekend of the Super Bowl to meet team specifications. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he was cool with Frazier's length. Girardi didn't seem to care that much.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees setup man Dellin Betances said he has not spoken with team president Randy Levine. You may have heard, the two had a verbal feud Saturday over Betances' salary arbitration.