Must-Click Link: Guess the windups

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Over at Cut4 at MLB.com Gemma Kaneko and Michael Clair have come up with a fantastic way to get through a super slow news day. It’s a quiz. A visual quiz in which they have taken video of a pitcher pitching but blacked-out the pitcher into a silhouette. It’s up to you to guess the pitcher.

It’s not terribly hard. One of them is given away by the silhouette of his hair. You can narrow down the possible choices on a couple by looking at the ballpark and the catcher’s uniform. At least two of them have deliveries that are so distinct that if you DON’T get it, I’m gonna ban you from this site. A couple skew slightly older school, though, and even if you get them all correct it’s a fun exercise.

Good time waster, Michael and Gemma. Kudos.

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.