MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

NEWS FROM MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SPRING TRAINING

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Pete Alonso Needs More Than Power to Claim His Spot With the Mets Kevin Armstrong | New York Times

Mets second baseman Robinson Cano at spring training camp. “I feel like I’m 25,” said Cano, who is 36 and older than any of his new teammates Kevin Armstrong | New York Times

Yankees have had discussions with shortstop Didi Gregorius and reliever Dellin Betances about multi-year deal George A. King III | New York Post

When it comes to pitch clock put Mashahiro Tanaka down as no George A. King III | New York Post

Major League Baseball will use an independent baseball league as a testing ground for experimental rule and operational changes — including the use of robotic umpires Scott Lauber | Philadelphia Inquirer

Offering Bryce Harper a chance to opt out would help the Phillies, too Scott Lauber | Philadelphia Inquirer

Toronto Blue Jays uber prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is ready for the major Chris Cwik | Yahoo Sports

A’s Bob Melvin suddenly among deans of baseball’s managing fraternity  

Retired Giants third-base coach Tim Flannery, believes Bruce Bochy really will stop managing after the 2019 season and not re-emerge with another team  

Kyle Lewis has battled injuries since being drafted in the first round in 2016 Ryan Divish | Seattle Times 

Jarrod Dyson’s injury highlights concerns about the Diamondbacks’ position-player depth Nick Piecoro | Arizona Republic

Yoan Lopez looks to lead his dangerous repertoire to major league success Patrick Brennan | Beyond The Box

Jason Ruiz of the Long Beach Post reports that the Angels have been in talks about moving the team to Long Beach Steve DelVecchio  |  Larry Brown Sports 

Indians broadcaster Matt Underwood will present his documentary on Cleveland legend and Baseball Hall of Fame member Addie Joss at the Baseball Heritage Museum Staff | TribeVibe

Chris Paddack impressive in debut Kevin Acee | The San Diego Union-Tribune

Houston Astros left handed pitcher Wade Miley and right handed pitcher Gerrit Cole please with spring training debut Chandler Rome | Houston Chronicle

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