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Will New Pace-Of-Play Rules Affect The Game?
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Should MLB bring back bullpen carts?
The kitschy closer chauffeurs could help pick up the pace and pump up the fans

Debut on hold: Cubs send Bryant to minors
Kris Bryant was reassigned by the Cubs to their minor league camp Monday despite his outstanding spring training at the plate, triggering a threat of litigation from the players' association.

Orioles SS Hardy likely to start season on DL
Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy will likely begin the season on the disabled list because of a strained left shoulder.

Source: Mets still open to trading RHP Gee
Despite losing Zack Wheeler to a ligament tear that required Tommy John surgery, the New York Mets still may trade right-hander Dillon Gee within the month, an organization source told ESPNNewYork.com.

Verlander misses start, hopes to pitch April 8
Justin Verlander will miss his scheduled spring training start Thursday but hopes to take his first scheduled regular-season turn for the Detroit Tigers on April 8 against the Minnesota Twins.

Cards put Martinez in rotation; Garcia to DL
The St. Louis Cardinals have picked Carlos Martinez as their fifth starter and put pitcher Jaime Garcia on the 15-day disabled list.

Mets acquire lefties Torres, Blevins in trades
The New York Mets addressed a left-handed relief void Monday, trading for Padres southpaw Alex Torres. Minor league right-hander Cory Mazzoni and a player to be named are headed to San Diego.

St. Petersburg won't vote on new stadium plan
St. Petersburg mayor Rick Kriseman has decided against asking the City Council to vote on a revised proposal to allow the Rays to search for new ballpark sites on both sides of Tampa Bay.

Perez's bid to join Brewers ends with release
The Brewers have released Chris Perez, ending the former All-Star closer's bid for a setup job in the Milwaukee bullpen.

Red Sox acquire Leon; Vazquez to 60-day DL
The Boston Red Sox have acquired reserve catcher Sandy Leon in a trade with the Washington Nationals on Monday.

Owner Wilpon surprises Mets with rare speech
In a move that was described as rare by captain David Wright, principal owner Fred Wilpon addressed the New York Mets on Monday morning.

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