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Yanks get Drury, Arizona acquires Souza

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks have sent infielder Brandon Drury to the New York Yankees and received outfielder Steven Souza Jr. from the Tampa Bay Rays in a three-team trade that includes five players.

The deal was announced Tuesday, one day after former Diamondbacks outfielder J.D. Martinez agreed to a $110 million, five-year contract with Boston, pending a physical.

Drury gives the Yankees a new option at third base or second, where New York was projected to start a pair of rookies.

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MLB: Managers must change P on 7th visit

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Managers or coaches must make a pitching change if they head to the mound for the seventh time in a game under baseball's new pace of play rules.

Commissioner Rob Manfred and executive Joe Torre explained some of the parameters Tuesday, one day after MLB imposed stricter limits on mound visits in an effort to speed up games.

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Mattingly to Harper: Focus on own team

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) Marlins manager Don Mattingly says Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper should not be critiquing Miami's offseason moves.

Harper said Monday he was shocked the Marlins traded their entire outfield during the offseason. He added that Miami could have become a formidable team by adding a couple of pitchers.

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Players to honor Fla. shooting victims

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Major League Baseball players will honor victims of last week's shooting in Florida by wearing Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School hats at spring training games this week.

Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday all 30 teams will wear the school hats during pregame warmups for their exhibition openers. Players, managers, coaches and umpires will have the option of wearing the caps during those first games. The hats might later be signed and auctioned to support those affected by the tragedy at the high school.

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Nats' Murphy may not be ready for opener

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) Washington Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy isn't sure his surgically repaired right knee will be ready in time for opening day.

Murphy underwent an operation to repair cartilage shortly after last season, a procedure than included micro-fracture surgery.

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Scioscia uncertain on Ohtani's debut

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Angels manager Mike Scioscia says the spring training game plan for Shohei Ohtani is still being mapped out.

On Tuesday, Scioscia said Ohtani will throw a bullpen session on Thursday and a decision will be made after that on when the multi-talented Japanese pitcher/hitter will make his first appearance in a spring training game.

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Padres' Hosmer to wear Ventura's number

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) For a few years now, the lowly San Diego Padres have preached about "the process" of their deep rebuild via the draft and signing international players after their win-now attempt with pricey veterans failed so spectacularly in 2015.

That process now includes 28-year-old first baseman Eric Hosmer and his potential $144 million contract, a testament to the strength of the Padres' farm system and the willingness of ownership to spend money.

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Red Sox to move lineup for JD Martinez

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) The Boston Red Sox didn't commit $110 million for J.D. Martinez to be a part-timer.

When he lands in the middle of the order, some of the everyday hitters will have to get used to fewer at-bats each week. New manager Alex Cora must navigate the complexities of lineup construction and defensive arrangements while watching for streaks and slumps and maintaining a harmonious and engaged clubhouse.

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Pirates acquire OF Brentz from Red Sox

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) The Boston Red Sox have traded outfielder Bryce Brentz to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash.

The teams made the deal Tuesday.

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