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Francisco Lindor and Water Mission helping Puerto Rico recover

Morning News and Notes for January 31

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Baseball: World Baseball Classic Exhibion Game-Puerto Rico at Colorado Rockies Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

With one third of Puerto Rico still without electricity, and other standards of life recovering slowly as well, Francisco Lindor continues to lend his support to recovery efforts. The MLB Players Trust announced yesterday that they will provide $50,000 to Water Mission and Lindor is one of the foremost proponents.

MLB players shouldn’t have had to be so crucial in this role, but that’s a story for a different website.

• Roger Goodell and Dan Snyder see no reason to follow in the footsteps of certain recent logo-changers.

Around baseball

First some sad news

Former Padres, Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers dies at 56

Nightengale: Former GM Kevin Towers was beloved, lived life to its fullest

Now back to happier things

• A non-Cleveland team has agreed to terms with Alex… Avila.

• The Giants are signing ALL OF THE BLANCOS .

• The Rockies are reportedly interested in Todd frazier. They can have him.

• The commissioner just can’t stop his pace of play nonsense.

• Jeff Sullivan broke down this week’s Royals-Athletics trade. If the Royals use that $ savings on Eric Hosmer, looooooooolllll.