The Cubs shipped minor league outfielder Trevor Gretzky to the Los Angeles Angels for infielder Matt Scioscia, the son of Angels manager Mike Scioscia. Gretzky is the son of Hall of Fame hockey player Wayne Gretzky.
Around the league, contract talks between Justin Masterson and the Cleveland Indians have fizzled, Aroldis Chapman likely out for only four to six weeks, the Baltimore Orioles sign right-hander reliever Luis Ayala, and Samardzija thinks the protective caps for pitchers look stupid.
Chicago Tribune: Cubs’ Baez remains destined for Iowa
Daily Herald: Sounds like a good fit in Cubs booth
ESPN Chicago: Trevor Gretzky dealt for Matt Scioscia
CSN Chicago: Cubs: Samardzija has no interest in a protective cap
Fox Sports: Masterson appears headed to free agency after talks fizzle
CBS Sports: Aroldis Chapman has plate inserted, likely out 4-6 weeks
NBC Sports: Orioles sign Nationals castoff Luis Ayala