Do you like bad spring training photos? Then it’s your lucky day

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Dirty secret of spring training: not a ton goes on most days. All of the reporters get there first thing in the morning and most of them have stories they’re working on, requiring them to do an interview or two. But when that’s done, it’s a lot of just watching people do things. At least until the real games start and they get back into the game story/postgame interview routine.

With the advent of Twitter and smart phones and stuff, it also means a lot of reporters taking pictures of random workouts and posting the pics to Twitter.  And guess what: a lot of those pictures are bad. And now there is a place collecting them all for your pleasure:

The Bad Spring Training Twitpics Tumblr and its accompanying Twitter feed.

I love this for two reasons. First, it’s kind of funny.  Second: because when I get to Arizona in two weeks I can post my usually crappy pictures and now, because Bad Spring Training Twitpics exists, I can pretend that I’m taking crappy pictures ironically.

Phillies sign Trevor Plouffe to minor league deal

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Infielder Trevor Plouffe has signed a minor league deal with the Phillies, Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News reports. Plouffe asked for and was granted his release from the Rangers earlier this month.

Plouffe, 31, had a double and a home run in 17 plate appearances with Triple-A Round Rock to start the 2018 season. He spent last year with the Athletics and Rays, putting up a meager .198/.272/.318 batting line in 100 games.

Plouffe has mostly played third base throughout his career, but can also handle the other three infield spots and both outfield corners, so he’ll serve as organizational depth at Triple-A Lehigh Valley for the Phillies.