After the news, Travis Wood threw three scoreless innings in a 4-3 win over the Chicago White Sox in their final Cactus League game this spring.
Shortstop Starlin Castro is slated to play with the major league team in exhibition games one or both of the next two days against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.
Around the league, the Detroit Tigers and perennial All-Star Miguel Cabrera are close to agreement on a 10-year, $292 million extension while Tony Clark was confirmed as the new executive director for Major League Baseball’s Player Association.
Chicago Tribune: Cubs’ Baker feels ‘validated’ by promotion
Chicago Sun-Times: Rolling money forward could put Cubs in position for a splash
Daily Herald: Olt, Kalish make the cut for Cubs
ESPN Chicago: Castro to begin major league action
CSN Chicago: Whatever happens next, Samardzija can’t wait for Cubs season
FOX Sports: Tigers-Cabrera extension: average annual value of $31 million
CBS Sports: Tony Clark ‘overwhelmingly confirmed’ as new MLBPA chief
NBC Sports: Olney: MLB executives are “appalled” over the Miguel Cabrera extension