FANTASY PLAYS: Spring performances that should concern you

Sometimes fantasy baseball owners overrate spring training performances, both jumping on the good and overreacting to the bad. That's not ideal, but there can be some lessons learned from spring performances if you know where to look. Here are some spring performances that should have you concerned with the MLB season nearly here.

Plenty of high-profile players wearing new uniforms

Chris Sale traded socks -- or Sox -- from white to red. Edwin Encarnacion took his big bat to Cleveland. Aroldis Chapman returned to the Bronx. Plenty of All-Stars, Cy Young winners and MVPs are wearing new uniforms this season. The biggest move occurred when the Boston Red Sox acquired Sale from the Chicago White Sox.

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Update on the latest in sports:

NBA-BASKETBALL Whiteside leads Heat past Suns 112-97 MIAMI (AP) -- Hassan Whiteside had 23 points and 14 rebounds before leaving late with blood on his right hand, and the Miami Heat beat the Phoenix Suns 112-97 Tuesday night. Tyler Johnson scored 17 for the Heat (35-36), who had seven players in double figures. Goran Dragic scored 16, Josh Richardson had 14 and Willie Reed added 12 for Miami.

Update on the latest in sports:

MLB BASEBALL Yankees SS Gregorius out 6 weeks; Bonds with Giants UNDATED (AP) --New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius is expected to miss the first month of the regular season after straining his right shoulder while away at the World Baseball Classic. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday that Gregorius is likely to be sidelined six weeks. Opening day for the Yankees is April 2 at Tampa Bay.

Yankees SS Didi Gregorius out 6 weeks; Bonds rejoins Giants

New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius is expected to miss the first month of the regular season after straining his right shoulder while away at the World Baseball Classic. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday that Gregorius is likely to be sidelined six weeks. Opening day for the Yankees is April 2 at Tampa Bay.

Injured Yanks shortstop Gregorius expected to miss 1st month

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius is expected to miss the first month of the regular season because of a strained right shoulder. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday that Gregorius is likely to be sidelined six weeks. Opening day for the Yankees is April 2 at Tampa Bay. "It's not what I wanted to hear," Gregorius said. "It is what it is now.

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Yankees shortstop Gregorius hurts shoulder, return uncertain

New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius has a bruised right shoulder, ending his time at the World Baseball Classic and leaving his status for opening day in doubt. Yankees manager Joe Girardi didn't put on a timetable on a return, only saying, "He's going to be sidelined for a bit." The Yankees start the regular season April 2 at Tampa Bay.

Yankees' Gregorius has injured shoulder, return uncertain

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius has a bruised right shoulder, ending his time at the World Baseball Classic and leaving his status for opening day in doubt. Yankees manager Joe Girardi didn't put on a timetable on a return, only saying, "He's going to be sidelined for a bit." The Yankees start the regular season April 2 at Tampa Bay.

A-Rod takes J-Lo out to the ballgame

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Take me out to the ballgame, A-Rod. You got it, J-Lo. Back at spring training with the New York Yankees as a guest instructor, Alex Rodriguez watched part of Saturday's exhibition game against the Baltimore Orioles in a suite with singer-actress Jennifer Lopez. The two are said to be dating. A-Rod has been linked romantically to other Hollywood stars in the past, including Kate Hudson and Cameron Diaz.

Masahiro Tanaka, Yankees team up to no-hit Tigers

No runs once again off Masahiro Tanaka. No hits off him or the New York Yankees' bullpen, either. Tanaka and two relievers combined on a spring training no-hitter against the Detroit Tigers in a 3-0 win Friday in Lakeland, Florida. New York manager Joe Girardi didn't keep the lineup card as a souvenir, but still appreciated the effort. "I'm happy for our guys," Girardi said. "It's fun.

Social hall at Florida synagogue to be named for DiMaggio

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) -- The social hall of Congregation Judea in Hollywood, Florida, will be named for Joe DiMaggio during a ceremony on Sunday. Rabbi Joseph Bronstein says the orthodox synagogue wants to honor DiMaggio, an Italian Catholic, because "he is a symbol, a hero and role model to the past, present and future to all.

Royals expect Salvador Perez to be ready for opener

Kansas City expects All-Star catcher Salvador Perez to be ready for its opener at Minnesota on April 3 after tests showed inflammation but no structural damage in his injured left knee. The Royals are concerned about his hyperextended left elbow, and manager Ned Yost said Perez probably will be ready to play in a week. Perez was injured Saturday while playing for Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic.

House leaves in ambulance after taking liner off head

Toronto Blue Jays reliever T.J. House was taken off the field in an ambulance Friday after being hit on the head by a line drive in the ninth inning of a spring training game against the Detroit Tigers. House was talking before the ambulance left the field in Lakeland, Florida, Toronto manager John Gibbons said. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said House's injury was among the scariest things he has witnessed in a baseball game.

Alex Rodriguez to expand role as Fox broadcaster

NEW YORK (AP) -- After spending two postseasons as a guest studio analyst for Fox, Alex Rodriguez is expanding his role for the network. A-Rod will be a game analyst and feature reporter for the network and FS1 and will continue to work in the studio, the network said Tuesday in announcing a multiyear deal.

Tigers closer Rodriguez makes lone appearance before WBC

The next time Francisco Rodriguez pitches in a game, he figures to be a little more fired up. The Detroit closer had control trouble Saturday in his only action before joining Venezuela for the World Baseball Classic, walking two in a brief stint. Rodriguez had been scheduled to take the mound Wednesday, but the outing was pushed back due to hamstring tightness.

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Wieters joins Nationals; Judge hits long homer for Yankees

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Matt Wieters finally has a new team. One crazy accident turned his free agency into a harrowing experience. Wieters cut his left wrist when a five-gallon glass water container broke in his garage on Nov. 1, delaying his offseason preparation -- and, he thinks, his chance to find a deal.