Mike Olt continued his strong spring performance at the plate with two home runs and Javier Baez added one, but the Chicago Cubs fell to the Seattle Mariners 8-7 in the tenth inning on Wednesday night.
During the game, manager Ricky Renteria lost his first replay challenge. The Cubs have optioned Arismendy Alcantara, Logan Watkins, Jorge Soler, and Matt Szczur and Kris Bryant, Jeudy Valdez, Albert Almora, Carlos Pimentel, and Eric Jokish have been reassigned to minor-league camp while Aaron Cunningham was released.
Around the league; the Atlanta Braves signed injury-riddled pitcher Ervin Santana to a one-year deal worth $14 million, Former Cubs star Ryne Sandberg and current Philadelphia Phillies manager is sending a message to Jimmy Rollins, Matt Kemp played outfield for the first time this spring, and Milwakuee Brewers’ Ryan Braun signed an endorsement deal.
Cubbies Crib: Cubs fall in extras to Seattle; Mike Olt homers twice
Chicago Tribune: Cubs send down Soler, Bryant, Almora
Chicago Sun-Times: 5 Cubs most likely to be traded
ESPN Chicago: Cubs lose their first replay challenge
CSN Chicago: Cubs prospects adjusting to life in the limelight
Fox Sports: Braves sign Ervin Santana to 1-year, $14 million deal
CBS Sports: Matt Kemp plays the outfield for first time this spring
CSN Philly: Is Sandberg sending Jimmy Rollins a message?
NBC Sports: Brewers’ Ryan Braun signs endorsement deal