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Ken Singleton: This could be start of another Yankees dynasty

There was a significant crowd for the Yankees’ first spring-training session this week, and not one of the fans was in Tampa to see Aaron Boone. Bringing in a first-year manager for a team with World Series expectations normally would be the predominant storyline. But the Yankees are not a normal

2018 Red Sox cheat sheet [roster, stats, everything

Hope springs eternal. Nine days ago, maybe not so much. The identical team that was bounced after four games in the ALDS a season ago reported to Ft. Myers and there seemed to be significantly less excitement at the prospect of Red Sox baseball than in…

No BP for Aaron Judge

TAMPA — Only one batting practice group didn’t have a full four members listed on the message board near the entrance to the Yankees’ clubhouse Thursday morning. Missing from the most high-profile foursome was Aaron Judge who is being brought along slowly after November surgery on his left shoulder

Steven Matz: My arm strength’s increased and I’m feeling ‘good’

PORT ST. LUCIE — Steven Matz isn’t here to compare his 2017 elbow to the 2018 version. “I just want to say right now I feel really good,” the Mets left-hander said Thursday after throwing his second live batting-practice session of the spring. Matz, who underwent surgery last summer to relocate the

Mets’ 100-mph flamethrower has one obstacle to reach majors

PORT ST. LUCIE — Come this weekend, Mets fans will get a close look at right-hander Gerson Bautista at First Data Field. Watch fast. Bautista, 22, is the Next Generation flamethrower. Last season in Single-A ball he had the third-highest fastball veloc…

Mets’ 100-mph flamethrower has one obstacle to reach majors

Come this weekend, Mets fans will get a close look at right-hander Gerson Bautista at First Data Field. Bautista, 22, is the Next Generation flamethrower. Last season in Single-A ball he had the third-highest fastball velocity in the lower minors (98.1…

ST Daily: Dickerson Gets Dealt

Nate Grimm discusses Corey Dickerson’s new home, potentially disastrous news for a top pitching prospect and more in Friday’s Spring Training Daily.

Cardinals in no hurry to label closers

JUPITER, Fla. • The Cardinals’ bullpen this year likely will be comprised of seven relievers at the start of the season but could have eight at any moment, if manager Mike Matheny and pitching coach Mike Maddux deem the concept worthy. In camp are 14 pitchers who worked out of the Cardinals’