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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Astros removed Tal's Hill and brought in the fences. It's now 409 ft to center instead of 436.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss playing in Houston the next two days. He's in favor of these exhibition games before the season starts.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs fans were everywhere last season. Same is bound to be true this year as they wait for batting practice to end in Houston on Thursday.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon used his IPad this morning to make out the lineup for the first time this spring. He said he'll get his regulars about 3 at-bats tonight before letting some prospects play. He felt it was important to bring players like Ian Happ to Houston so they could experience a major league stadium for the first time.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

The knock on newly minted Nats closer Blake Treinen is that he's too nice to be a closer. But if Treinen's the nicest guy in baseball (which he very well might be), then Zach Britton's probably the second nicest. And he's done just fine, thanks.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers have 8-1 odds to win the World Series, according to Westgate SuperBook. They are the fourth best selection, behind the Red Sox (7-1), Indians (5-1) and Cubs (7-2). The Dodgers' win total is projected at 94, while the Cubs are at 96.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Mets cancelan partido de exhibición contra Army en Citi Field mañana debido al pronóstico del tiempo en Nueva York.

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Didi Gregorius just told me that he expects to start throwing next week. Said he feels "no relief" that his injured shoulder does not need surgery since his only goal was to be in the Yankees starting lineup on Opening Day. Will be the first arm work Gregorius does after injuring his throwing shoulder during the WBC and having to start the season on the DL.

Carlos Nava Columnist, ESPN Deportes 

Los Texas Rangers están convocando a conferencia de prensa esta tarde para anunciar el nuevo contrato de Rougned Odor. El segunda base de los Rangers recibirá alrededor de 50 millones de dólares por siete temporadas.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Addison Russell told ESPN 1000 today he's in the lineup tonight against Houston after missing time over the last week with some back tightness. If all goes well he's expected to be in the starting lineup on Sunday.