The Cubs kicked off their Cactus League schedule yesterday in front of a record 14,000-plus crowd at new Cubs Park, falling to the split-squad Arizona Diamondbacks, 5-2. In other news, the Derek Jeter’s spring debut ended in a lopsided loss, Ryan Braun homered in his first at-bat back from his suspension and Zack Greinke left after just four pitches with a calf sprain.
Here’s the latest from around the league:
“Cubs fall in Cactus League opener.” – Cubbies Crib
“Healthy Jeter happy in routine games.” – MLB.com
“Dodgers’ Zach Greinke injured in first spring start.” – Los Angeles Times
“Cubs Park debuts to record crowd.” – Cubs.com