Mike Olt and top prospect Javier Baez hit back-to-back homers for the Chicago Cubs as they scored five unearned runs off the Texas Rangers in the third inning, but the Rangers rallied back for a 7-6 win in the tenth inning.
The Cubs made eight roster cuts yesterday, including Josh Vitters and Brett Jackson who were optioned to Triple-A Iowa. Shortstop Starlin Castro says his hamstring is at ’90 percent’ and he believes he will be ready for Opening Day.
Chicago Tribune: Cubs option former top picks Vitters, Jackson
ESPN Chicago: McDonald: A little tendinitis symptoms
CSN Chicago: Starlin Castro up to ’90 percent’ as Cubs face injury issues
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Final spring question: Kelly or Martinez?
Cincinnati Enquirer: Reds in market for shortstop depth?
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Injury creates quandary with Pirates’ plans at catcher
Fox Sports: Angels have big bats, fresh energy, but one nagging problem remains