Tony Gwynn Jr. batting leadoff for Phillies in San Diego

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There’s a ton of negativity surrounding the Phillies these days, but this is pretty cool …

It’ll be the first appearance in San Diego for Gwynn Jr. since May 2012 and he should get a nice welcome from the Petco Park crowd. Here’s how the fans in Philly received him in June after his father’s death …

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Dodgers sign OF Jason Heyward to minor league deal

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LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers signed outfielder Jason Heyward to a minor league deal and invited him to spring training.

The 33-year-old was released by the Chicago Cubs earlier this offseason.

Heyward, who was injured at times last season, put up the worst offensive numbers of his career, batting .204 and with 10 RBIs and one home run in 137 plate appearances. However, he’s a valuable defender in the outfield.

The deal reunites Heyward with first baseman Freddie Freeman. They came up through the Atlanta Braves system and have remained friends ever since.

Heyward was a leader in the Cubs’ clubhouse, helping them win the 2016 World Series.