Chris Rusin gave up nine runs on Wednesday afternoon in a 14-4 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks after the Cubs named John Baker their backup catcher.
Prior to the game, third baseman Donnie Murphy was claimed off waivers by the Texas Rangers and the Cubs waived veteran catcher George Kottaras. These moves likely put Mike Olt or Luis Valbuena to start at third base while John Baker will backup Welington Castillo and Eli Whiteside will start at Triple-A Iowa.
Cubbies Crib: Murphy claimed by Rangers, Cubs waive Kottaras
Chicago Tribune: Olt’s stock gets boost with Murphy going to Rangers
Chicago Sun-Times: Guitar-strumming catcher John Baker wins a spot in Cubs band
Daily Herald: With flurry of moves, Cubs final roster takes shape
ESPN Chicago: Arrieta takes another step with simulation
CSN Chicago: Cubs setting roster with Jose Veras as closer
Cubs Den: So-so spring? So what? Expect Jason Hammel to be the latest SP acquisition to get off to a solid start
CBS Sports: Angels say uncle, release Joe Blanton
Fox Sports: Report: Pirates, LF Starling Marte agree to six-year deal
NBC Sports: The MLB replay headquarters is pretty intense