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Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

The daily podcast starts this morning. On the guest list: Giants broadcaster Mike Krukow, Jayson Stark, Andrew Marchand, Trea Turner.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers officially announce the signing of free agent OF Franklin Gutierrez. Gutierrez has a career .289 batting average and .495 slugging percentage against left-handed pitching. LHP Vidal Nuno was traded Sunday to open a spot on the 40-man roster.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox LHP Drew Pomeranz on offseason stem-cell injection to relieve elbow soreness. "They kind of scrape (flexor) tendon to create some bleeding and then they shoot stem cells on top. I was fine 5 minutes into it, then about 20 minutes later I couldn't bend my arm for 5 days."

Randy Scott ESPN 

Great day w/ the @Nationals to start @SportsCenter's FL Spring Training Tour. Who better to give a VIP tour of the new facility than @BHarper3407?

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

One Cubs theme this spring is "humility." Joe Maddon wants to see it from his players after winning the World Series. It was one point of their pre warm up talk led by strength coach Tim Buss on Monday and will continue to be addressed in camp.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Joe Girardi on A-Rod: "Mr. Steinbrenner always gave people second and third chances and brought people back to the organization that had done really good things for the organization. There are situations that happen that aren't always so positive. That didn't keep Mr. Steinbrenner from bringing them back before. Hal [Steinbrenner] is doing the same thing."

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Alex Rodriguez will arrive in Yankees camp on Tuesday. The fact he is making a triumphant return after not being allowed to finish out his 10-year, $275 million contract on the field is a testament to the incredible change in the relationship between the team and its special adviser since his season long suspension in 2014.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that Jon Niese will vie for a bullpen spot.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers remain encouraged about LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu, who had another positive throwing session Sunday. "Ryu still has a smile on his face about how well he threw," manager Dave Roberts said. "That was exciting. He said he feels good today." Ryu has pitched in just one game the last two years because of shoulder and elbow procedures.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

New Dodgers OF Franklin Gutierrez and current manager Dave Roberts were in the same Dodgers spring training camp as players in 2003. Gutierrez was just a top prospect then, but as carved out a solid 11-year career since. "He was a lot lighter back then," Roberts joked, "but always a good athlete, good defender. It's nice that we do have some history."

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees catchers, Gary Sanchez and Austin Romine, working on pop-ups. Former Pirate All-Star Tony Pena at the controls.


Eduardo Perez ESPN 

The Marlins Third Basemen Martin Prado and Derek Dietrich get their work done in Jupiter, FL. Lead by infield coach Perry Hill.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

New Cubs pitcher Koji Uehara talks with Japanese reporters after throwing his first live BP session to Cubs hitters.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch a close up look at Jason Heyward's stance and swing after a winter makeover. His hands are starting lower, very much like Anthony Rizzo's early position in the box.