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Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Because Aaron Hicks (back) still hasn't returned to baseball activities, Aaron Boone said today it was "probably too ambitious" at this point to expect Hicks in uniform by April 4. He still has to get back up to baseball speed after missing all of March to this point. Yankees also don't want to rush his return.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Chris Sale, who is reportedly in talks to sign a 5-year, $145 million contract extension with the Red Sox, is scheduled to start in his last Grapefruit League game today, facing the Twins.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Tonight's Yankees lineup against the Phillies. Greg Bird and Clint Frazier won't be on the bench today, but they will be taking batting practice. CF Gardner RF Judge LF Stanton DH Voit C Sánchez 1B LeMahieu SS Tulowitzki 3B Urshela 2B Holder SP Loaisiga

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

An update on former Yankee Lee Mazzilli, who was hit in the head by a batted ball in Tampa on Wednesday. A team official says today was much better for Mazzilli. He'll remain in the hospital at least one more night. He's in such good spirits, he's complaining about the coffee. Mazzilli also is appreciative of all the people who have reached out to him.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Phillies slugger Bryce Harper, who homered twice on Thursday, talks about being ready for Opening Day.

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BREAKING: Reigning AL Cy Young winner Blake Snell and the Tampa Bay Rays are in agreement on a five-year, $50 million contract extension, league sources tell ESPN. The deal runs through Snell's age-30 season and does not include any options. - Jeff Passan

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Bryce Harper just hit his first home run of spring training. The two-run shot, a laser to right field that got out in no time flat, came on a first-pitch fastball from Blue Jays starter Sam Gaviglio. It comes a day after Harper recorded his first Grapefruit League hit. He's now 2-for-11 with five walks.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Today's Yankees lineup from Jupiter, where they'll face the Cardinals. Greg Bird has said yesterday he'd play today after getting hit on the elbow: 2B Torres DH Andújar LF Frazier 3B Urshela 1B McBroom SS Holder C Lavarnway CF Lipka RF Burns SP Germán

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

He fatigued late, but Roenis Elias' outing was pretty solid otherwise. He threw quite a bit harder after his move to relief last year and maybe he'll embrace a role as the Mariners' multi-inning relief dynamo. I'm jotting his name down as someone to track.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

According to Kyodo News, Ichiro will hold a press conference after the game and announce his retirement. It was my honor to cover his career and one of the highlights of my life to spend time with him in Japan this past January. One of the greatest ever.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Solid outing by Yusei Kikuchi, but representative of the "total innings" question he faces. He fell short of the minimum-IP qualification for a W and threw 10 of 19 first-pitch strikes. Still, he's got great breaking pitches, so his ERA/K's should meet (or exceed) our projection.