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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Javy Báez doing his part to convince Jake Arrieta to play for Team Puerto Rico in the WBC. Arrieta's paternal grandfather was born and raised in PR.

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The Steel City is ready for an NL Central showdown.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon explains why Kris Bryant is in right tonight behind Jake Arrieta after playing in left in the wild card game. Jorge Soler bats second. Maddon explains that decision as well.


Katie Strang 

Considering his early-season detour to the disabled list, catcher James McCann is extra anxious about returning to the lineup tonight vs. Cleveland. "It's almost like a second Opening Day for me," he said before Tuesday's game. Said he feels confident in ankle after rehab assignment in Toledo. Experienced some initial tenderness after running for the first time since injury, but has since gotten progressively stronger. Eager to begin contributing again now that he's back. -

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Seriously though, if he wanted to, how easily could he snap that?

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

As if Manny Machado weren't already doing enough, now he's the captain of the Orioles infield. The AL's Player of the Month is starting at shortstop tonight, Baltimore's first game since J.J. Hardy went to the DL with a broken foot.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

After dealing with injuries yet again and taking 2015 off Ryan Kalish is back with the Cubs taking Matt Szczur's (hamstring) place on the roster.


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David Ortiz will play himself and reenact his famous Boston Marathon Bombing speech for "Patriots Day" movie:

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Harvey is expected to get intravenous fluids before his Tuesday start against the Braves. Harvey was dealing with an illness on Monday night. He supposedly has improved since then.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs catcher Tim Federowicz says he's got this in regards to catching Jake Arrieta tonight. He has experience with aces having caught Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke in the past,


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins says Travis d'Arnaud is just resting -- not doing any throwing down in Port St. Lucie. D'Arnaud is on the disabled list with a rotator cuff strain.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

No shake-up for the last place Yankee lineup. The usual suspects against the Orioles' Chris Tillman: Ellsbury, Gardner, A-Rod, Teixeira, McCann, Beltran, Castro, Didi and Headley.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs OF Matt Szczur was placed on the 15-day DL with a mild hamstring strain which he injured on Monday night. Ryan Kalish was added to the 40-man roster and recalled from Triple-A Iowa to take his place.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

From last night: Jason Heyward discusses his wrist injury which is keeping him out of a second straight game on Tuesday. Kris Bryant plays right field, Jorge Soler is in left for the Cubs.