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3/12 Morning Marquee: James Russell to debut, Rangers skipper pays fine with pennies


Nolan Arenado and Kyle Parker each hit home runs off Travis Wood to lead the Colorado Rockies to a 13-0 win over the Chicago Cubs in front of a Cactus League-record 14,840 fans on Tuesday afternoon.

Left-handed relief pitcher James Russell is set to debut Wednesday night against the Seattle Mariners and Cubs’ second-ranked pitching prospect, Pierce Johnson will continue to sit out from workouts with hamstring “tightness.”

Around the league, St. Louis Cardinals believes a replay ruling was incorrect and is taking it to New York, Ervin Santana is still on the market, Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington paid a fine from Major League Baseball with 20,000 pennies.

Chicago Tribune: Cubs’ Renteria to watch lefties closely

Chicago Sun-Times: Cubs’ prospect Pierce Johnson suffers setback

CSN Chicago: It’s not just Baez and Bryant: Cubs building deep farm system

ESPN Chicago: Notes: Russell to debut Wednesday night

Fox Sports: Cardinals’ Matheny upset with call, taking replay ruling to New York

CBS Sports: Jays, Orioles remain in on Santana, who seems to prefer 1-year deal

NBC Sports: Ron Washington paid a fine from MLB with 20,000 pennies

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