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Battle of the elites: Cubs-Rangers on MLB.TV

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Last year's regular-season leaders will meet for the first time this spring when the Rangers and Cubs -- who finished with the best records in the American and National Leagues in 2016 -- meet Sunday in Surprise, Ariz. The contest is one of 10 games available for streaming live on MLB.TV.

MLB.TV Premium is only $112.99 for the entire season. In addition to getting every out-of-market game live or on demand during the regular season, you can watch nearly 300 Spring Training games live and blackout free, plus the World Baseball Classic live (U.S. only). This package has the best value and provides access to more than 400 devices and a free subscription to the MLB.com At Bat Premium app (a $19.99 value). It offers the best picture quality ever -- at 60 frames per second -- for supported devices, while other great features include choice of home or away broadcasts, live game DVR, multi-game viewing and more. Monthly signups for MLB.TV Premium are now underway as well for $24.99, and the MLB.TV Single Team package is also available as an $87.49 yearly subscription.

Last year's regular-season leaders will meet for the first time this spring when the Rangers and Cubs -- who finished with the best records in the American and National Leagues in 2016 -- meet Sunday in Surprise, Ariz. The contest is one of 10 games available for streaming live on MLB.TV.

MLB.TV Premium is only $112.99 for the entire season. In addition to getting every out-of-market game live or on demand during the regular season, you can watch nearly 300 Spring Training games live and blackout free, plus the World Baseball Classic live (U.S. only). This package has the best value and provides access to more than 400 devices and a free subscription to the MLB.com At Bat Premium app (a $19.99 value). It offers the best picture quality ever -- at 60 frames per second -- for supported devices, while other great features include choice of home or away broadcasts, live game DVR, multi-game viewing and more. Monthly signups for MLB.TV Premium are now underway as well for $24.99, and the MLB.TV Single Team package is also available as an $87.49 yearly subscription.

Last year's elites square off: CHC@TEX, 3:05 p.m., MLB.TV
Jon Lester will make his Spring Training debut, as the Cubs have been easing their Opening Day starter into action. Lester finished second in the NL Cy Young Award voting last year after tossing 200 innings for the fifth straight season. He posted a 19-5 record and a career-low 2.44 ERA.

Rangers right-hander Nick Martinez, 25, will get another look as he continues to fight for a roster spot.

Felix, Urias on the hill: SEA@LAD, 3:05 p.m. ET, MLB.TV
One of MLB's most established pitching stars, Felix Hernandez, meets one of the sport's top up-and-comers, Julio Urias.

Urias, 20, was eased into throwing this spring, and he said earlier this week he's unsure of the Dodgers' plans for him in '17.

"They haven't told me yet," Urias said. "We talked a few times and we have gone over various options. I'll do what they want me to do. We will see how Spring Training goes from here."

Video: Outlook: Urias could ascend to an elite level soon

Urias reached 127 2/3 innings last year between the Majors and Minors, and he made a start in the postseason. The Dodgers have a variety of strategic avenues they could take to keep the young lefty in the fold late into the season.

Meanwhile, star shortstop Corey Seager was once again sidelined on Saturday, this time with upper back tenderness. More » 

Daniel Kramer is a reporter for MLB.com based in Denver. Follow him on Twitter at @DKramer_.