How the humidor will impact the Diamondbacks’ hitters and pitchers

Finally, something to talk about other than Shohei Ohtani.

Last summer, the Arizona Diamondbacks put fantasy baseball on high alert, unveiling plans to install a humidor in Chase Field. Issues with calibrations delayed the launch to the point Major League Baseball told the club to put if off to the 2018 season. Over the winter, news whether it was still a go was sparse, with only a tweet suggesting we’d find out closer to the season. Part of the holdup was the Snakes were talking with their landlord, Maricopa County, about park renovations, with the threat of leaving for a new venue.

Woods, as host of the tourney that benefits his foundation, will stick around for the weekend even though he won’t be on the tee sheet. On the plus side, he has two more days of practice before entering the cauldron of PGA National for next week’s Honda Classic.

The winner of 14 major titles who last hoisted a trophy in a regular-season event in 2013 was able to find something of a silver lining to an otherwise cloudy round under clear blue Los Angeles skies.

I’m both pleased and also not very happy with some parts of it, said Woods, who noted that his back was fine but that his feet and knees were aching after walking 36 holes. It’s nice to be back competing again and to be able to go out there and play, practice after each round. That’s been nice, something I haven’t done in years. So, you know, keep building.

He agreed to terms last week for $2.5 million this season, according to multiple reports, if he makes the major league roster out of spring training. Additional money is available through incentives.

After leading the American League with a 2.57 ERA in 2013, Sanchez struggled through the next three seasons for the Tigers while dealing with injuries and being demoted to stints in the bullpen.

To be fair to Jose Mourinho, whatever his plan was, it was over within a few minutes. Ander Herrera started for Manchester United against Sevilla, and he had two jobs. One, the cover story, was to bustle around in midfield. And two, his real mission: along with Scott McTominay, he was there to ostentatiously not be Paul Pogba. A shame his hamstring went, really. When it comes to not being Paul Pogba, he’s a natural.royals_009

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