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Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

And on the first day of the expanded netting being used at a Home Yankees spring training game, Estevan Florial's bat just slipped out his grasp and sailed OVER the netting. Thankfully, the aware fan had good hands and caught it.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon made out his lineup today with a purpose. He says Ian Happ will be one of 3-4 players they try out at the top of the order this spring. He didn't go into detail but said Kyle Schwarber could get some looks there again. Schwarber is batting second today vs Milwaukee.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Giancarlo Stanton's day is done in the top of the fifth. The new Yankee went 0-for-1 with a walk in two plate appearances. He saw 10 pitches, and had no action in the field.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees' bullpen depth beyond the obvious core group is sick. Ben Heller is in now, a guy who basically has no shot at making the team, and he throws 95 and struck out 82 batters in 56 innings at Triple-A last year.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

The (unofficial) Giancarlo Stanton Era with the Yankees begins with an eight-pitch walk on a pitch way outside.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Giancarlo Stanton's first spring training plate appearance ends with an eight-pitch walk off Tigers lefty Ryan Carpenter. He fouled off two fastballs, but a changeup was way outside for ball four.

Jon Scher ESPN.com 

Giancarlo Stanton's first spring training at bat with the Yankees started with a rousing ovation and ended with a walk off Detroit's Ryan Carpenter.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Before today's national anthem at Steinbrenner Field, a moment of silence was held to honor those killed in the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting last week. All during pregame across MLB, players and coaches wore black hats bearing the school's "SD" logo.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

As the Yankees announced starting lineups for today's spring opener against the Tigers, Aaron Boone and Giancarlo Stanton received expectedly strong ovations.

Rick Sutcliffe @Sut_ESPN

BP this morning reminding me of 2016 Gm 7 of the World Series! CJ Edwards starting the inning off and Mike Montgomery getting the last out!!

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Hanley Ramírez sporting the words "Parkland Strong" on the side of his hat. All MLB teams are wearing Stoneman Douglas hats to honor the victims.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

A look at the new netting that extends the length of the dugout at Sloan Park. Same will be in place at Wrigley Field. It definitely stands out as a change to the viewing experience that's always been a part of baseball.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Rizzo dons a Stoneman Douglas baseball cap during practice today. He wore one as a player there a decade ago and now this weekend to honor the victims.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg aren't pitching in the Nats' Grapefruit League opener today. But that doesn't mean they're not pitching today.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Blake Swihart can't always be sure of the position — catcher? first base? left field? — but he knows he'll play a lot in spring training. Sure, the former top catching prospect is competing for a Red Sox bench job, but clearly, he has a chance to make an impression on other teams, too. Out of options, Swihart is a candidate to be traded before the end of spring training.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Anthony Rizzo discuss how baseball and the public in general have come together after the shooting at his former high school. All 30 mlb teams will wear Stoneman Douglas hats in games this weekend.

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Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Yankees fans coming to Tampa this spring will find several aesthetic and culinary changes at George Steinbrenner Field. One of the most subtle additions is this No. 4, recognizing the legendary Lou Gehrig. The team is slowly adding these monuments here to recognize past captains. Derek Jeter and Thurman Munson's numbers were already standing in the ballpark.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Alex Cora speaks about wearing the hats honoring the Stoneman Douglas victims.

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Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

During their daily "Circle of Trust" meeting, the Nationals raise their Stoneman Douglas caps in a moment of silence. The Nats - whose West Palm Beach complex is 40 miles north of Parkland - are wearing the commemorative hats for their spring training opener today, along with every other MLB team.

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Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

You guys. There's baseball today.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees' lineup for today's spring opener. Luis Cessa on the mound.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Today's lineup for the Yankees' spring-training opener: Ellsbury DH Stanton RF Bird 1B Hicks CF Gregorius SS Torres 2B Romine C Andujar 3B Frazier LF

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

The day before the Yankees' spring-training opener was about communication. During the morning workout, players went through defensive communication drills on pop ups and fly balls. In the afternoon, they participated in improv and communication games led by actor and comedian Steve Shenbaum. (photo courtesy the Yankees)