Monday evening, Chicago Cubs catcher Welington Castillo was named Cub of the Year at CSN Chicago’s Sports Awards. Castillo hit .274 with eight home runs and 32 RBIs in 2013 for the Cubs.
Around the Majors: free agent pitcher Tommy Hanson signed with the Texas Rangers, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim signed right-hander Brandon Lyon to a minor league deal, and the Washington Nationals avoided arbitration with a $5.875 deal with Tyler Clippard.
Cubs’ pitchers and catchers report Friday.
CSN Chicago: Welington Castillo honored as Cub of the Year
Chicago Tribune: Cubs will audition plenty of pitchers
Daily Herald: Cubs fans figure to suffer through another rough year
ESPN Chicago: Countdown to Camp: Catching
ESPN SweetSpot: Yes, spring training has arrived
NBC Sports: The Angels sign Brandon Lyon
MLB.com: Mexico repeats as Caribbean Series champ
MLB.com: Perth captures ABL championship
SI Strikezone: A-Rod drops his lawsuit against baseball bringing possible closure to Biogenesis scandal
Sports on Earth: Game over for A-Rod?
NBC Sports: Nationals, Tyler Clippard avoid arbitration for $5.875 million
FanGraphs: The Escalating Trend of Playing for Prime Years
Fox Sports: Seven asked, seven answered: Baseball execs would sign a gay player
NBC Sports: Tommy Hanson agrees to minor league deal with Rangers