Keep up with the latest news and rumors around baseball.

By Kaelen Jones
March 04, 2019

Spring training is well underway. Teams are beginning their preparations for the 2019 season at their respective sites with a few last-minute roster tweaks are still bound to be made.

Closer Craig Kimbrel remains the biggest free-agent remaining, along with starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel. Could they be on the move in the coming days?

Here's the latest news and rumors around baseball:

• Right-hander Jose Berrios will make his first Opening Day start of his career for the Twins on March 28 against the Indians. (Team)

• Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told reporters he's hopeful Clayton Kershaw, who's been dealing with shoulder discomfort, will be ready by Opening Day, but admits time is running out. (Ken Gurnick,

• Bryce Harper will make his Phillies spring training debut on Saturday against the Blue Jays, manager Gabe Kapler said. (Todd Zolecki,

• On his lingering shoulder pain, Kris Bryant told The Score: "I don't feel anything at all. Everything feels like it's completely healed. ... I'm going into spring 1,000 percent confident that this won't happen again." (The Score)

• The Cubs named Jon Lester their Opening Day starter. (Team)

• Bryce Harper's No. 3 Phillies jersey became the all-time top-selling jersey for any player in any sport within 24 hours of its launch, according to Fanatics. (

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