Ned Yost was suspected of spying on the Kansas City Chiefs

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Sorta. He was at the Truman Sports Complex, minding his own business, watering the third baseman tree and all of that when he happened to wander by Chiefs minicamp. Bob Dutton of the KC Star:

While jogging, Yost said he thought about dropping by the Chiefs’ offices to say hi to new coach Andy Reid when he noticed helmeted players. “I stopped to see what was going on,” Yost said, “and, boom, here came the security.”

I don’t know what’s funnier: that the Chiefs think any opponent is so threatened by them that they’d bother to spy on their practices or that someone like Ned Yost has the savvy and daring to be a spy in the first place.

Kyle Schwarber has lost 17-20 pounds

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As is offseason tradition, the first of player-shape reports are trickling in. These usually use some variation of the phrase “best shape of [my/his] life.” This one, though, avoids that at least.

According to ESPN’s Jesse Rogers, Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber has lost 17-20 pounds so far this offseason. Schwarber said that he’s “already big and strong,” so “might as well try to get more explosive, faster.”

Though Schwarber knocked out 30 home runs this past season, his numbers were otherwise pedestrian. He hit .211/.315/.467 with 59 RBI and 67 runs scored in 486 plate appearances.

There has been some speculation that the Cubs will try to trade Schwarber to an American League team where he can be a DH. He’s a subpar defender, so making him a full-time DH makes a lot of sense. So far, though, the only team that has been linked to Schwarber this offseason has been the Red Sox.