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Cubs manager Joe Maddon reportedly wants to put Kyle Schwarber in the leadoff spot. There were only 2 players listed at 235 pounds who batted leadoff last season: Jason Heyward (2 games) and Yasiel Puig (1 game).

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals had a team-building activity Thursday. They went to a West Palm Beach escape room. Manager Mike Matheny mixed up the pitchers, hitters and different cultures to encourage players to get to know one another.

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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts gave a glimpse at the rotation saying Clayton Kershaw will pitch the Cactus League opener Saturday, followed by Rich Hill and Kenta Maeda. They likely will pitch just one inning. Roberts said the rest of the rotation probably will become more apparent in mid-March.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss the development of Albert Almora Jr.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Rizzo has always wanted to pitch in a game. Maybe this is the year. Watch him work at it.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch the Cubs take some swings at Sloan Park in advance of their Cactus League opener on Saturday. Rizzo and Schwarber go deep while Heyward lays one down.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, on Sergio Romo's personality: "He's kind of the right-handed Mexican version of J.P. Howell."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss the new intentional walk rule.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Landon Dombrowski, son of Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski, going through pop-up drills. Landon has been working out all week with Sox catchers.

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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees Dellin Betances said he had an offer to play from Joe Torre to play for the United States in the WBC, but chose the Dominican Republic to honor his parents.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Masahiro Tanaka vs. Yankee newcomer Chris Carter

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Pedro Martínez junto a Christian Vázquez en "Fenway South".

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Because of longer spring training, David Price, Chris Sale and Rick Porcello won't make their first Grapefruit League starts until latter part of next week. All three Red Sox aces are slated for six spring starts.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Bobby Bonilla turns 54 today. As part of a deferred compensation deal for the 2000 season, the Mets will pay him $1.19 million a year through his 72nd birthday.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Matheny plays coy with the media about where his team was headed when many of the players got on a bus, in uniform, before Thursday's workout:

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Randy Scott ESPN 

On SportsCenter AM: Noah Syndergaard helps me w/ my fastball while Jess Mendoza puts herself in harm's way to catch it. We'll talk off-season workout and diet plus play Game of Thrones teammate word association.